Here are the 5 key takeaways from the video about Whopper Plopper Fishing:
- The Whopper Plopper is a topwater fishing lure that imitates a fleeing baitfish. It has a propeller on the front that spins and creates a loud, splashing sound.
- The lure comes in different sizes, ranging from 75 to 190, and in both rattling and quiet versions. The 130 size is the most commonly used size by anglers, including the video’s host, Randy Watson.
- The fishing conditions, such as the weather and the location, determine which size of the Whopper Plopper to use. The smaller version is ideal for calm waters and areas with a slick, muddy bottom.
- The video host also suggests using a double plopper buzzbait, which is a variation of the Whopper Plopper with two propellers instead of one. The double propellers create a more erratic and noisy movement, which can attract fish in murky or low-visibility waters.
- The Whopper Plopper is a versatile lure that can catch different types of fish, including bass, pike, and musky. It is best used in the early morning or late evening, and when the water temperature is warmer.
Whopper Plopper Sizes
The 90, 130, and 190 sizes of the Whopper Plopper are offered in both rattling and quiet variations. Watson primarily uses the 130 sizes when fishing. He starts by saying, “I utilize it 98% of the time.”
The weather and the location of where he is fishing determine when and where to catch the smaller version, according to Watson. “When it is smooth and tranquil, I use the smaller version. I also fish it more frequently in areas with a slick, muddy bottom,” he continues.
Double Plopper Buzzbait
This year, a buzzbait-and-Whopper Plopper hybrid is new. It has two “plopper blades” attached to the buzzbait’s wire frame and skirt. In addition to the fantastic motion, this bait has a lot of fans due to its ability to halt the buzzbait and maintain its buoyancy. Watson has been experimenting with it and believes that because it has the same plopping movement as the lure, it is a great choice when the buzzbait bite is in full swing.
Watson keeps things easy. It all comes down to confidence, but his top two choices for topwater are black or white. “I’ve always found that solid-colored topwater lures work better than translucent ones for catching fish. White and black Whopper Ploppers in the shades Powder and Loon are my favorites.
Rod and Reel Selection
The choice of a rod and reel essentially boils down to taste. Watson uses a considerably longer rod than most people, and his argument is sound. “This bait cannot be tinkered with. To get longer casts, I use a heavy rod that is at least 7’6” in length. The fish hook themselves, and the long rod and braided do all the work.
He uses two different rods from Waft’s Iron Feather lineup, a 7’6″ heavy and a 7’10” heavy. He uses a Johnny Morris CarbonLite or Pro Qualifier 7.1:1 reel from Bass Pro Shops.
James Watson believes that a braided line is the best option, and he uses a heavy line with either a 50 or 65-pound Maxima braid. I use a 50-pound line when I’m fishing in open water and a 65-pound line when I’m fishing near docks, bushes, or cables.
This bait’s charm lies in its ability to be cast, retrieved, and still catch fish. I only cast it out and bring it back, that’s all I do. How quickly or slowly I reel it in is where I make modifications, claims the Missouri Pro.
The water’s temperature and the fish’s behavior that day will determine how quickly he retrieves the bait. The only adjustment he will make when fishing this bait is to vary the speed of the retrieve. Others have tried out various retrieves and been successful. Watson continues, “Some will delay it and then pull it like a topwater prop bait.”
How much does Whopper Ploppers weigh?
Hi everybody, This must be listed someplace, but I sure as heck can’t find it. The sizes of Whopper Ploppers are indicated by the numerals 75, 90, 110, etc., but some stores just specify their weight in ounces while selling them. So, does anyone have information or a list?
Whopper Plopper at Bassmaster Elite Series Toledo Bend 2016
Larry Dahlberg caught pikes with Whopper Ploppers.
Fish Whopper Plopper 130 by Ish Monroe
Weight Model N/A Whopper Plopper 75 Color, Whopper Plopper 110 02 BeeGee, 01 Fire Tiger, Red Horse 04 06 Lucy, Rock Star 2007, Blue Blood, 2008 09 Perch, 11 Chubby, 12 Loon, 13 Munky Butt, 14 Bone, and 10 Rainbow Trout 15 I know it, 16 Rat Ta Tat, 17 Phantom Shad, and 18 Delta Craw 21 Powder, 24 Terminator, 25 Crystal Minnow, 26 T-1000, 27 Abalone Shad, 19 Yellow Head, 21 30 Yoda, 31 Sunkist, 32 Mullet, 33 Herring, 28 Bluegill, 29 Sooner Tequila Sunrise (34), 36 Barney, 37 Jade, 38 Slime, 39 Frog, 35 Unicorn Black Chrome 44
110 Whopper Ploppers and 75 Whopper Ploppers
Fire Tiger, 01 2.0 BeeGee, Red Horse, Lucy, and 06 08 Blue Blood, 07 Rock Star 09 Perch, ten rainbow trout 11 Chubby, 12 Loon, 13 Munky Butt, 14 Rat Ta Tat, 15 Phantom Shad, 16 I know It, 17 Delta Craw 23 Terminator, 21 Powder, 19 Yellow Head 26 Pac-Man, 27 T-1000, and 24 Crystal Minnow 27 Shad of Abalone 30 Yoda, 31 Sooner, 32 Bluegill Mullet, Herring, Tequila Sunrise, Sunkist, Barney, Jade, Slime, Frog, and 44 Chrome Black are just a few of the drinks in the list.