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I've had one in my tackle box on my kayak for ever....Cant remember last time I used it.

Decided tonight to start my evening session off with one tied on.

 

Did 6 fish in an hour, one of the 2.5 pounds...

I forgot how much fun top water is I guess.

Anyone have luck with the WP?

 

 

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It has a bit of a cult following around here. Big bass in our end of the year tournament last year was caught on one. 

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I really want to try it after watching Bamabass's video.....

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Nothing quite like a topwater blow up. These 2 fish were caught on Whopper Ploppers within 10 minutes of each other. Brian.

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only thing that sucks with the 90 is majority of the time they are hooked in the front hook and the back hook is all up in their gills.  

 

And I also have missing a lot of fish lately after hookup on the back hook.  Gonna swap out the back hook to something stickier and see if it helps.  Anyone know what brand hooks R2S runs with?

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I've had one in my tackle box on my kayak for ever....Cant remember last time I used it.

Decided tonight to start my evening session off with one tied on.

 

Did 6 fish in an hour, one of the 2.5 pounds...

I forgot how much fun top water is I guess.

Anyone have luck with the WP?

I bought one and tried it but never caught a fish on it. To be fair I never fished it at night or when the top water bite was really hot so my odds were probably just as good with it as any other noisy top water.

It's a cool bait for sure. I might buy another one to put in my creature feature box...lol ..snakes,eels, birds, rats, mice,...... whopper plopper

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I first looked at this thinking Whopper Stopper vintage lures like Hell Bender deep diver. The R2Sea Whooper Plopper is a take off of another vintage lure; Roberts Mud Puppy. Interesting proven design, should perform OK when a straight retrieve like a buzz bait is working.

Tom

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I just started fishing the 90 a couple weeks ago and it's a blast! It is weird how most of my hook ups have been on the front treble. I have been thinking about simply taking the rear treble off of the lure. I run it like a buzz bait and sometimes do quick jerks like a crazy horse. Both ways have worked.

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I've come close to ordering one a few times.  I think the thing that holds me back is the thought of closing up my tackle box at the end of the night, knowing I just laid down a whopper plopper inside it....  Maybe a name change would be helpful!

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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I've come close to ordering one a few times. I think the thing that holds me back is the thought of closing up my tackle box at the end of the night, knowing I just laid down a whopper plopper inside it.... Maybe a name change would be helpful!

Tight lines,

Bob

Upper deck style haha

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This is my favorite top water bait. There's something about the sound of it that drives fish crazy. Anyone that hasn't tried one should. It's extremely easy to fish and it straight up catches fish. I threw one right after ice out this year and fish were attacking it. I swear it works during non-traditional topwater times. I've caught them every hour of the day on it. Just my experience maybe it doesn't work for others but it does for me.

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This is my favorite top water bait. There's something about the sound of it that drives fish crazy. Anyone that hasn't tried one should. It's extremely easy to fish and it straight up catches fish. I threw one right after ice out this year and fish were attacking it. I swear it works during non-traditional topwater times. I've caught them every hour of the day on it. Just my experience maybe it doesn't work for others but it does for me.

 

 

 

I've never tried one but I'm feeling more and more like I should.  I love topwater and fish a lot of places I think one would be really good for.  I always passed it off as gimmicky and more than a little "helicopter-y" but I think the design has a lot of merits now that I'm watching more videos of how it works.  

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This is my favorite top water bait. There's something about the sound of it that drives fish crazy. Anyone that hasn't tried one should. It's extremely easy to fish and it straight up catches fish. I threw one right after ice out this year and fish were attacking it. I swear it works during non-traditional topwater times. I've caught them every hour of the day on it. Just my experience maybe it doesn't work for others but it does for me.

 

Massrob you're probably right. It's a cool bait and does have a unique sound to other top waters I've fished. It probably does work well most all of the time but I swear there's every other lake in the country and then there's Smith Mountain...LOL.  Fish at Smith seem to like plankton more than anything else..ha! For me that is...

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Ok

Ordered one...

Other than a straight retrieve, how else do you guys fish it?

Mike

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I just straight retrieve, pop it with pauses and a few times I just throw it, then let it sit for a few minutes and it was getting hit...

 

Im going to see if it was a fluke tomorrow after work at a different lake...

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The 90 catches fish, but be warned it will twist the crap out of your line.  I've since put small quality swivels to keep this from happening.  The 130 doesn't have that problem.  Have caught fish on both sizes, but prefer to throw the 130 over the 90 when I can.

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I caught three night fishing during the last full moon. It was the black larger one, using a straight retrieve.

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Put maybe 300 casts in past year on mine while top water bite was on and..... Nothing.

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Yea my topwater bite with the whopper didn't last that long...Fun while it lasted though!

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Had some of the most aggressive smallmouth explosions ever on the 130 Plopper today, video to follow.

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It is a cool bait as mentioned. I use a swivel on mine also. The line twist can ruin new line in one day. Especially as you start to fish it around weeds. 

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Had some of the most aggressive smallmouth explosions ever on the 130 Plopper today, video to follow.

As promised, the best smallmouth strike I got on video with the Plopper last Thursday.

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Just got to try out a 90 size yesterday for the first time and even with a water temp of 46º, had a smallie explode on the thing and inhale it. I have a box full of topwaters that I love, but I have a strong feeling I will be tieing on a whopper plopper quite often from now on.

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