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Whopper plopper tricks ? #12755337
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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.....

Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape] #12755344
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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.

Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape] #12755345
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I switched out hooks to owner stingers

Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape] #12755347
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are you setting the hook like with a frog or just reel / lean into them like a crankbait bite?

Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Ted Martin] #12755349
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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 😊

Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Jaret Latta] #12755462
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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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Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape] #12755471
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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.

Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Huckleberry] #12755532
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It’s a top water wait till you feel him pullin before you set hook.

Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12755604
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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

Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Jaret Latta] #12755693
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
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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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Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12755917
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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.

Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Agape] #12755945
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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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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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Re: Whopper plopper tricks ? [Re: Huckleberry] #12756433
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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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