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Berkley vs whopper plopper

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Has anyone tried the Berkley choppo? I bought one last week and really like it. Compared to a whopper plopper they are almost identical, except in price. The Berkley is about $4 cheaper. Anybody have any opinions on either one?

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I have both the choppo and plopper, and like them both equally. The whopper plopper seems to have better quality hardware, however the choppo's hardware seems to be just fine. The only difference that I can spot other wise is the 'girgling' sound that each bait makes. I haven't fished them, but I believe academy and bass pro shops both have their own versions of the bait as well. I too, am curious as to what other have to say! Glad you asked @Phil B

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I don't have any whopper ploppers, but have several choppo's. I like them. They have caught fish, and seem well made. Berkley's hard bait's are a good buy. 

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I have a few WPs and really like them. I have one Choppo and as said above I'm not sure the hardware is quite on par with the WP but the Choppo's hooks are plenty good and it sounds good on the water. Definitely think it's a suitable option if you want to save a few bucks. With both baits the key for me has been finding the right speed where they run best. Usually it's pretty slow - just fast enough to get the tail plopping and then hold on.

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I have both and the savage gear smash tail. I didn’t try the choppo on a trip last week because I really liked the savage gear 100 size which is only 2 bucks more than the choppo. It ran well with a light steel leader and got me the most strikes I have had on a plopper style bait. So that could be another option to toss in. 

 

I will I’ll try the choppo soon, but will admit to not being a fan of what Berkley did with their topwater line. In the past they have been the leaders/innovators, not the cheaper imitators. 

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I've got a bunch of ploppers, choppos, and smashtails. They all catch fish and have their own unique attributes. The Berkley hardbait line overall are great baits. Their hardware is better than just okay, those Fusion hooks are great IMO, one of the few baits I don't change out of the package. 

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