River2Sea’s Whopper Plopper, designed by the legendary angler Larry Dahlberg, is his secret weapon for musky fishing. The soft, pliable tail rotates on the harness and creates muskie alluring rumbles at variety retrieve speeds and depths. The tail is designed to withstand the punishment rendered rocks, stumps and muskies.
For decades savvy musky men have known that surface lures that made a certain deep throated hollow popping–plopping sound drove muskies crazy. The problem was if you found one with a “good” tail it would bend and get out of tune when it got bit by a fish, hit a rock or even just from repeat casting.
I caught my first musky over 50 years ago on this type of lure and I’ve been tinkering with them ever since. The Whopper Plopper is the culmination of my years of fine tuning this tyle of lure and since they are molded, every single one comes out of the box with the perfect tail size and angle to make a sound that simply drives fish crazy. Plus, its tail is made of super tought plastic that flexes right back into place whether it gets chomped on or gets cast into a bridge piling.
Whopper Plopper 90 /130 are the little brothers of our larger version, but don’t let its little package fool you, this bait has a serious little man’s complex. Built with the same durable construction as the rest of the line with Xtra Strong components including hook hangers, wires, and X-Strong size 4 treble hooks. This smaller version is made tough to battle bigger foes.
While his big brothers rely on powerful chops of their tail to attract strikes, the Whopper Plopper 90 relies more on quickness, with a unique sound more reminiscent of a buzz saw, Whopper Plopper 90 is tailor made for topwater fishing in high pressure situations and when the forage base is smaller.