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#11755865 - 08/02/16 08:59 PM Plopper
jcarring99 Offline
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Have some friends that swear by these baits and was just wondering how you work it and when and where do you throw it? It's kinda hard to make myself buy a bait called a whopper plopper but what the hell if it catches fish

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#11755866 - 08/02/16 09:00 PM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
I plop regularly
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#11755870 - 08/02/16 09:00 PM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
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I like to work mine like a jerk bait
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#11755871 - 08/02/16 09:01 PM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
RedEar12 Offline
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Geez Louise, what a bait.

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#11755874 - 08/02/16 09:03 PM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
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Throw it when the fish are where you're at

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#11755876 - 08/02/16 09:04 PM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
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Frank I'm going to get one and school your arse on Athens!!!

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#11755901 - 08/02/16 09:17 PM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
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Seems the plopper is famous since Chris Lane gave it some FaceTime on bassmaster live.

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#11755928 - 08/02/16 09:36 PM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
Laser Offline
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I've been going to Ray Hubbard around 7pm 2 or 3 days a week working on all my top water stuff. The thing I've noticed about the ploper is pretty much every strike is a hookup. As opposed to frogs where I'm still working on timing between strike and Hookset.
So the other night about dark the sandies blow up around me. I throw the plopper past them and drag it thru and it was crazy. They would hit it so hard they would knock it out of the water. Several doubles till they tore the front treble completely off the lure.
I'm not a big sandbass guy but it was a blast!

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#11756158 - 08/03/16 06:31 AM Re: Plopper [Re: Chris_K]
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Originally Posted By: Chris_K
Seems the plopper is famous since Chris Lane gave it some FaceTime on bassmaster live.



It's been popular for a few years before that. West coast been throwing them for years and they starTed getting popular across the country about 2 years.

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#11756327 - 08/03/16 08:19 AM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
jhall239 Offline
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Loc: Hemphill,TX/Jonesboro,LA
I have a couple of them and haven't caught a fish bigger than the bait yet, caught bunches same size or smaller than the plopper
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#11756373 - 08/03/16 08:42 AM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
ksalmon Offline
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Registered: 07/09/10
Posts: 206
Loc: Lubbock, TX
The whopper plopper is the only thing I have used that comes close to the numbers I catch on the Yellow Magic.

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#11756400 - 08/03/16 08:52 AM Re: Plopper [Re: Laser]
Tracker Tim Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 2678
Loc: Murphy, TX
Originally Posted By: Laser
I've been going to Ray Hubbard around 7pm 2 or 3 days a week working on all my top water stuff. The thing I've noticed about the ploper is pretty much every strike is a hookup. As opposed to frogs where I'm still working on timing between strike and Hookset.
So the other night about dark the sandies blow up around me. I throw the plopper past them and drag it thru and it was crazy. They would hit it so hard they would knock it out of the water. Several doubles till they tore the front treble completely off the lure.
I'm not a big sandbass guy but it was a blast!


Try throwing the plopper where you throw your frog and them tell us how the hook ratio is.

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#11756449 - 08/03/16 09:17 AM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
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Registered: 04/10/07
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I threw one on Toledo Bend a couple weeks ago. Only got one bite but what a bite! The water exploded and I hooked the fish and it went down in the grass. I swore by the bite and weight I had a toad. I got it in the boat and it was a foul hooked hydrilla covered 2 pounder. roflmao I couldn't believe a fish that size could blow up like that. No bites on it on Palestine last week.

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#11756787 - 08/03/16 12:59 PM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
Mike Yeager Offline
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Registered: 07/31/14
Posts: 574
Loc: Cypress, TX
Chunk it out there and real it in. Just vary the speed
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#11759640 - 08/04/16 10:34 PM Re: Plopper [Re: jcarring99]
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This bait sounds like it may be alright

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