By Pete Robbins
July 26, 2013
The five-inch Senko from Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits is the company’s workhorse – in fact, this single style and size of plastic may have caught more bass over the past decade than any other lure.
The six-inch big brother and four-inch finesse version occasionally get their day in the sun as well. Their sales are steady and when conditions require a larger or smaller meal they get the nod.
As a result of the fact that these three sizes cover the vast majority of anglers’ Senko needs, many of us fail to look to the extremes. There are tiny two- and three-inch versions available for ultra-finesse presentations. They’re popular on the Japanese market and with a hard core cadre of U.S. light line anglers, but in most tournament situations they’re unlikely to leave the tackle box, if they’re in the boat at all. At the other end of the spectrum, though, stands the seven-inch goliath. It doesn’t get much press, but if you think that its applications are limited to big bass factories like Okeechobee, Clear Lake or the fabled lakes of Mexico, you’re missing the boat, said Elite Series pro Kevin Hawk.