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#11614555 - 05/20/16 10:10 AM How do you fish a Whooper plopper
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What kind of retrieve works best.

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#11614556 - 05/20/16 10:11 AM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
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If you watched the Toledo bend live action or find the archives, watch what Chris Lane is doing.

Basically and slow or medium paced, constant retrieve .


Edited by COHLMEYER (05/20/16 10:11 AM)

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#11614800 - 05/20/16 12:24 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
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Start with straight retrieve. If that doesn't work, try a rip and stop. If that doesn't work, drink a beer.

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#11614815 - 05/20/16 12:32 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
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The musky version of this lure has been around a long time, called a top raider. I know we are talking different fish, but every one I've ever caught using this lure has been on a steady retrieve.
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#11614830 - 05/20/16 12:46 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
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Sometimes I will cast it a good way past my target - stump, dock piling, weed edge etc. I will use a straight, steady retrieve until I get to the target, then kill it. They can hear it & see it before it gets there. Sometimes that pause can get a massive blow up. Other times it happens as soon as you start the retrieve again.

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#11614894 - 05/20/16 01:20 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
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Which size works best?

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#11614955 - 05/20/16 01:57 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
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Just saw Ish fishing it like a buzz bait. Steady searching.
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#11615391 - 05/20/16 05:17 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
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steady plop, plop, plop, plop, plop
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#11615512 - 05/20/16 06:48 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: Jkrez]
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Originally Posted By: Jkrez
Which size works best?


I like the medium best.

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#11615528 - 05/20/16 07:04 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
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I would fish it just like I fish the spook. Target the big Bass and let it sit. Be patient. Move it every so slightly. Make it do the dying quiver which is the 180 degree turn and let it sit. If it will do all that???
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#11615605 - 05/20/16 07:57 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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It's made to be reeled at a steady pace similar to a buzzbait

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#11615614 - 05/20/16 08:02 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: Jaret Latta]
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
It's made to be reeled at a steady pace similar to a buzzbait


^^^ This. Think of it as a floating buzzbait that can be slowed down without sinking below the surface.

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#11615694 - 05/20/16 08:36 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: slim 285]
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Just was wondering if it will turn to the left or right when you twitch it? I have a couple of prop baits that will and have caught a couple of good ones on them.
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#11615830 - 05/20/16 09:41 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: Donald Harper]
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Just was wondering if it will turn to the left or right when you twitch it? I have a couple of prop baits that will and have caught a couple of good ones on them.
Yes it will I do it like that sometimes but mostly a steady retrieve.

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#11615831 - 05/20/16 09:42 PM Re: How do you fish a Whooper plopper [Re: Donald Harper]
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Just was wondering if it will turn to the left or right when you twitch it? I have a couple of prop baits that will and have caught a couple of good ones on them.
not really. It kinda just plods ahead when you pop it.

I fished with Bertrand one day in Missouri. He used one all day. And it was just a medium, steady retrieve. He finally gave me one to use since he was kinda burning the bank with the TM on a pretty fast setting. He caught some good fish with it. I never did. Haven't since. He gave the plopper he let me use. To me, it's just a big ole heavy salt water lure. Lol. I caught good fish following him up with a crank and a senko.
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