One of the hottest new baits in 2016 is the River2Sea Whopper Plopper. Originally designed to catch northern species like the pike and walleye the Whopper Plopper not only accomplished that mission but caught many small and largemouth bass along the way. Now clearly in the bass catching category frame of mind the team at River2Sea turned to perfecting rattle, color and size options for the plopper.
On my latest trip to Cabela’s, I dropped by the fishing booth and chatted with the rep about the popularity of the lure this year. He was joking that River2Sea got a little overzealous with the success and release a “double” Whopper Plopper which seemed quite gimmicky. However, that is not to say that their original model wasn’t a huge success – cause it is.
I am not a top water guy. I’m not there yet. I always seem to take a frog, torpedo or popper but I just can’t ever get down the right cadence of the retrieve. With little success I always find myself going back to confidence baits all too quickly. Not the case with the Whopper Plopper – it is a steady retrieve! Of course you can mix things up but the rod and wrist action that normal top water lures require is not necessary.
*UPDATE* The Whopper Plopper has been around for a while – since at least 2012 by way of the video below. It has only recently made it’s way into Texas stores.