tagwatson360 wrote:Hey Mr. Elijah,
Thanks for the reply. I think you'll be shocked what size bass can and will engulf the jumbo-sized plastics. I get on the water very rarely in recent years. But when I do, I like to throw bigger baits almost exclusively. I definitely catch plenty of smaller fish on big swimbaits, larger plastics and bulky jig/trailer combinations.
The reason for my post was just to kindly suggest giving the single hook a try initially, as I am confident you'll be pleasantly surprised with your hook up ratio on all sizes of bass. Perhaps wait an extra few seconds prior to setting the hook as a precautionary measure if you are concerned about missing strikes. By all means experiment, but I think you'll find yourself keeping it simple in the long run and having good success.
Per the pricing, I believe the P-Stix are a very fair value.
There is roughly 5 times more plastic in one 10" P-Stix than one 5" Senko. Currently, a bag of ten 5" Senkos retails for $7.49 ($.75 each). At $10.99 for five 10" P-Stix, you are actually paying 70% less, by plastic volume, for P-Stix. Not trying to disagree with your opinion, just offering a different perspective.
Have fun and hook 'em hard,
thanks for the info tag!
i personally tend to stay away from the yamamoto senkos and have not repurchased them since the first time in 2010. it may be just me but the yamamoto senkos are very pricey and tend to tear very easily. i've never got my senko back when wacky rigging on a single fish. perhaps i need to buy a wacky rigger tool with o rings. i've tried a bunch of different brands of stickbaits that offer nearly double the number of baits as yamamoto senkos in the 4 - 5 dollar range and had similar success.
however, the rig that i came up with was more of an idea / concept than anything. i definitely wouldn't be throwing it on a consistent basis if at all. part of the reason i posted on here was to get input on the idea before actually trying it out and trying to catch a fish on it. i did mess around with it a little in my cooler and it still did have a nice shimmy / side to side wobbling action but the rig seem to restrict it a little bit. but i agree with you and will try with the single hook and see how it works before trying this rig.