Gary Yamamoto Swimming Senko goes on sale
October 3 2006 5:17pm
Well everyone, the Swimming Senko has
officially arrived and is making its way to store shelves now. Russ Bassdozer
has put up an introduction to the bait in which Gary Yamamoto teaches
anglers how to fish this new lure.
"The idea came to me while trying to solve a situation where fish
were following conventional swimbaits, but really not hitting them, just
following. Yet you could cast back at these bass that had followed the swimbait,
you could cast back at them with a Senko, and get them to bite the Senko,"
observed Gary Yamamoto. That was at the FLW Tour season opener on Lake
Okeechobee, Florida in January 2006. Both Shin Fukae and Gary Yamamoto had found
fish following but not hitting swimbaits. It was a little frustrating, yet both
pros cast back at these followers with a Senko to catch them. Shin Fukae won
that event and $100,000 with the swimbait-plus-Senko one-two punch, and Gary
Yamamoto pocketed a tidy $11,500 for eleventh place finish, using the swimbait
to flush out followers, and the Senko to throw back on them to get them to bite.
The one-two approach was effective, but it got Yamamoto thinking
to combine both baits into one. "Rather than use one lure to get fish to follow,
and then use another lure to catch them, I just combined the swimbait and Senko
into the Swimming Senko. It's a fantastic lure with the best properties of both
those baits," says Gary.