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A must-have, just because it's fun to say Whopper Plopper. I bought the loon pattern (black with white / red) at Dick's Sporting Goods and have been catching largemouth bass on it. Haven't tried it yet for river smallies but my buddy Erik (he turned me onto them) fishes it for them and has been having success. A fun big fish bait.

 

It has an awesome sound -- kind of like a Tiny Torpedo crossed with a buzzbait. You can fish it fast or slow, straight retrieve or pause. I've been getting a lot of takes on the pause. Definitely a fun bait.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krH_gfs1JKE

 

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I bought one last year, but haven't thrown it much as the local flows haven't offered up much on topwater this year.

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The Whopper Plopper did quite well at Norris (Nate's lake). First time that I really spent any time with it. I knew I needed to build up some confidence in it. Norris is just the place for building confidence.

 

That thing is huge and heavy but it does not keep the fish off. Caught lots in the "normal" size range (14 or so).

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Guest rich mc

i purchased one last yearsince at a pond i fish big bass normally grab a small bass that was fighting on the way in. that thing is heavy and i only tried it once last fall on a medium ugly stick time to tie it on a baitcaster with backbone.. do love the sound rich

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Mine's bigger.

 

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Poe's Awaker at 8" long, seen often on Simply Fishing.

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The Joe Bucher Top Raider and Gooch's Tallywacker are also very similar in design.

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The Joe Bucher Top Raider and Gooch's Tallywacker are also very similar in design.

 

I'm curious what that lure is like, but I'm afraid to Google it.

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He he. Bought one at good old Ed Shirley's in Countryside in the 1990s for use in Canada and northern Wisconsin. Caught a few small musky on it.

 

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I will attest to the Whopper Plopper's ability to catch fish. I finally wore out my first one, about 250-300 fish on it. I've caught maybe 300 total on this lure just this season. the small size in bone or loon seems to be the best for smallies.

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