Bo catching so many giant smallmouth that he's playing with old techniques just to keep it interesting
Got me to thinking about some stuff I consider old school but still use. Techniques fall out of "popularity" and the angler that keeps it under cover can have a "new" presentation...
A weightless lizard is a mainstay on my boat. I even have a dedicated rod for fishing a weightless lizard. The lizard has enough plastic to it, to make it easy to cast without any weight. Four legs and a tail provide tremendous action as it's falling through the water. Twitch it, slow retrieve, let it fall on beds or next to cover, I have caught more bass on a weightless lizard than probably even a jig in the spring time. If the vegetation gets up, I'll fish it through the summer too.
I keep it very simple, a 6 inch lizard in pumpkinseed. Thats it. Nothing fancy, no special colors, just a pumpkinseed lizard. If the water is a little stained (not muddy) or it's cloudy out, I'll add a chartreuse tail. Day in and Day out, in the spring, the pumpkin lizard is the ticket!!
It's weedless, you can put a big strong hook in it to penetrate the jaw of a giant bass, it casts easy, the retrieve is forgiving because you can do anything you want and catch bass. Perfect for getting young anglers addicted. Bass will chase it down, strikes can be very aggressive. The list goes on and on.
Next time out, give the weightless lizard a chance. Put it anyplace you'd cast a senko.