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#12755337 - 05/14/18 05:24 PM Whopper plopper tricks ?
Agape Offline
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Registered: 11/29/16
Posts: 72
Just started fishing the whopper plopper and have had some success. Seems like I have had bad luck losing some of the larger fish, not necessarily throwing them while jumping just coming unbuttoned.
Just wondering if any of you do anything to help out the lost to landing ratio.
Throwing on braid, with a mh rod. Thanks.....

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#12755344 - 05/14/18 05:28 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape]
FlatBack4 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 206
Loc: Fairview, TX
I've had the most luck with this lure just throwin' out there and reelin' it in. The sound is perfect, and the action is fine.

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#12755345 - 05/14/18 05:29 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8193
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
I switched out hooks to owner stingers

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#12755347 - 05/14/18 05:29 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape]
Ted Martin Online   content
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2482
Loc: Dallas, TX
are you setting the hook like with a frog or just reel / lean into them like a crankbait bite?

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#12755349 - 05/14/18 05:32 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Ted Martin]
Agape Offline
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Registered: 11/29/16
Posts: 72
Originally Posted By: Ted Martin
are you setting the hook like with a frog or just reel / lean into them like a crankbait bite?

I would say leaning into them aggressively 😊

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#12755462 - 05/14/18 07:29 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Jaret Latta]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 6041
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
I switched out hooks to owner stingers
what hooks have you found to keep the weight of the lure balanced. Most I've seen are way to thin, and when I swap them, the lure twists because ghe weight to keep the lure upright is gone.
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#12755471 - 05/14/18 07:36 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 18119
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: Agape
Just started fishing the whopper plopper and have had some success. Seems like I have had bad luck losing some of the larger fish, not necessarily throwing them while jumping just coming unbuttoned.
Just wondering if any of you do anything to help out the lost to landing ratio.
Throwing on braid, with a mh rod. Thanks.....


Use mono.

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#12755532 - 05/14/18 08:14 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Huckleberry]
basscaster46 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 963
Loc: Red Oak, TX
It’s a top water wait till you feel him pullin before you set hook.

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#12755604 - 05/14/18 08:48 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8193
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
I switched out hooks to owner stingers
what hooks have you found to keep the weight of the lure balanced. Most I've seen are way to thin, and when I swap them, the lure twists because ghe weight to keep the lure upright is gone.


No problems using the st 35 #2 on the 130. I also use braid

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#12755693 - 05/14/18 09:25 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Jaret Latta]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 6041
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
I switched out hooks to owner stingers
what hooks have you found to keep the weight of the lure balanced. Most I've seen are way to thin, and when I swap them, the lure twists because ghe weight to keep the lure upright is gone.


No problems using the st 35 #2 on the 130. I also use braid
I'll give them a look....thanks!
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#12755917 - 05/15/18 06:44 AM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
toledo puma Offline
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Registered: 05/02/16
Posts: 109
I throw 30# braid on a 7' medium action rod. I back off the drag on my reel and when you get bit, set the hook with a slight hesitation similar to a frog bite. the medium action rod is forgiving when the fish surges on you and then the drag will slip to keep from pulling the hooks out.

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#12755945 - 05/15/18 07:25 AM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape]
6BOOMER Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 968
Loc: Del Rio, Tx
If around grass or stumps xtra-heavy rod, 55 pd braid with no problems. Usually aggressive bite normally set them self.

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#12756022 - 05/15/18 08:33 AM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: 6BOOMER]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 4276
Loc: nederland, TX
Originally Posted By: 6BOOMER
If around grass or stumps xtra-heavy rod, 55 pd braid with no problems. Usually aggressive bite normally set them self.

Same here. I also reel them in pretty quick. A heavy bait like that will throw out pretty easy when they shake their head

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#12756116 - 05/15/18 09:22 AM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10155
Loc: Trophy Club, TX

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#12756433 - 05/15/18 01:30 PM Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Huckleberry]
LakeForkGroupie Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 432
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Originally Posted By: Agape
Just started fishing the whopper plopper and have had some success. Seems like I have had bad luck losing some of the larger fish, not necessarily throwing them while jumping just coming unbuttoned.
Just wondering if any of you do anything to help out the lost to landing ratio.
Throwing on braid, with a mh rod. Thanks.....


Use mono.


+1 on switching to Mono, you need the stretch for the treble hooks.

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