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First time out with the whopper plopper 90

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I have not fished buzz baits very much. I like this bc it does not have a metal sound and you can pause it if you need to.

I had 3 fish miss it, but I doubt they would have got a buzz bait either.

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Nice fish!  My impression (of the 90 at least) is that the more apt comparison is to a propbait, rather than a buzzbait. I've caught a few fish on a straight retrieve, but I've actually had more success with short pops, twitches, and rips with pauses in between, which is the same as the way I fish a torpedo.

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My first time out with the 90 plopper I caught 10 bass in 30 minutes. It can be a very productive number and size bait! I just bought another 90 today. Have only tried my 130 once with no success yet. Congrats on a good outing!

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When you have your most "luck", are you reeling steady, or walking/popping the lure? I still have had no luck with mine. 90 in loon color

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I've tried a 90 in perch several times for short periods with no success. I really haven't given it a fair shake though. I have a 130 in loon that I'm going to try next time out, probably later in the week at sundown. My local lake has been nutty crazy with boats, jet skies and plain old fashioned jerks lately. Fall will be here soon though.

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I fished the 90 in bone the other day. I fished it on a slow and steady and caught mainly largemouth with a couple smallies mixed in. The guy fishing behind me pulled out an old single rear spin top water and fished it with more pops stops and rips. Caught a 2lb behind me.

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My wife just caught a 4lb. large mouth on the Perch the other night. Her's was a slow but steady retrieve. I wasn't having any luck with my Jackall Pompadour but to be honest it wasn't the proper conditions for the Pompadour which people say is best to throw in windy conditions and that night was very calm. I took her rod and threw out and caught a 2lb. myself and there were at least 2 - 3 strikes that didn't hook up too.

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4 hours of fishing this morning on and off with this lure. Who needs a double w.p.? Plopper Twofer!

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That is the first time I have seen a fish on the back hook.  All the fish I catch are on the front hook.  I use a WP 90 in Blue Blood with a steady retrieve and do well with it on heavily fished bodies of water.  

I think the darker colors do better since I have a couple of 130s in lighter colors and haven't caught a thing with them.

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They usually are hooked on the front hook with the back one buried in their side or stomach. Most of the time anyway. This time the larger one bit first and the other one did everything it could to get at the little black bird with the yellow face.

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On 8/20/2016 at 9:40 PM, bholtzinger14 said:

I have not fished buzz baits very much. I like this bc it does not have a metal sound and you can pause it if you need to.

I had 3 fish miss it, but I doubt they would have got a buzz bait either.

I'm new to the whopper. Wish I had tried it sooner! Have had several great days with it, and quite a few big fish too. One particular day, I was getting lots of attention with it, and a few light bites. It seemed the fish just weren't committing to it. I would immediately follow up with a wacky worm, and just about every time, the fish would strike immediately, and strike hard. Next time you miss a fish on the plopper, immediately put a worm on their head, and see what happens. Good luck! Where in western MA are you? I used to fish the Housatonic and the Hoosic rivers quite a bit. 

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22 hours ago, Torn Thumb said:

They usually are hooked on the front hook with the back one buried in their side or stomach. Most of the time anyway. This time the larger one bit first and the other one did everything it could to get at the little black bird with the yellow face.

I have noticed this as well. I have yet to catch a fish that was not hooked by the front treble. I actually just tweaked my 130, took off the back hook and beefed up the front one. I tested it out and it didn't alter it's swimming at all, if anything it now lays a little bit more parallel  when paused. 

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4 minutes ago, MassYak85 said:

I have noticed this as well. I have yet to catch a fish that was not hooked by the front treble. I actually just tweaked my 130, took off the back hook and beefed up the front one. I tested it out and it didn't alter it's swimming at all, if anything it now lays a little bit more parallel  when paused. 

I was thinking about taking the back hook off but I finally caught one on the back hook yesterday.

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I have had very good luck recently on the 130 in a few different colors but I believe the color T1000  has been producing the best in the clear water that I fish.   I typically throw the bait, wait for the rings to move away, give it a couple of quick twitches to spray a little water and let it sit again, if this does not produce a fish, I will then crank it a short distance and repeat the process through what I believe is the most productive water.    I  have one 90 sized bait in the Yoda color but have not had any reason to throw it so far.   A large majority of the fish come on the front hook.  

Another color that has been a good producer is Powder.

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I do nearly the same thing with the 90. Let the rings dissipate, two or three pops, then a slow steady retrieve. I've had a couple take it while it was just sitting after it landed and I was distracted. Otherwise it's 50-50 between the first two pops or on the retrieve shortly after the pops. Then again I've had a few take it as I was pulling it out to recast pretty shallow and close to shore.

 

I am in Pittsfield, MA. If I had a kayak I would fish the Housatonic river despite all of the PCB's. Huge smallies and pike in there. Sadly I don't yet have one. For me it wouldn't be worth going after the stocked trout there in Pittsfield anyway with all of the pollution.

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My 9 year old loves his Whopper Ploppers. His favorite color is called Munkey Butt. :) Wonder why?

I think this is a great bait for kids. They don't have to have much skill to catch fish on it. They basically
just cast, reel and set the hook.

My 5 year old caught a Bass on his 2nd cast with the WP 90.

 

On an unrelated note, after being a member here for a very, very long time this is my 1,300th post. lol I see
dudes that have been here a week with more posts than I have.

 

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When I looked at them on TW the other day they only had the 90 in the silent now? Am I crazy or has the 90 always been silent? I got mine at bps and it rattles pretty good.

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I just got a 90 in loon today, Dick's is carrying them and I snagged the only one on the rack in that size/color. I've been wanting one badly for sunrise smallmouth fishing. I changed out both trebles to 2/0 Gamakatsu octopus circle hooks, we'll see how it works. I hate using trebles when fishing from a kayak, mostly for personal safety reasons.

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