The Basics on Fishing the Whopper Plopper

If your aim is to cover water and catch a bigger size class of bass, then tie on a Whopper Plopper and put these principles to work.

We caught up with Elite Series pro John Murray for a 101 segment on how to fish the Whopper Plopper. As John explains, the lure sounds like a flat tire on the retrieve, which calls fish in and produces bites from a better class of fish. He discusses the basics of retrieve speed and matching lure size to the conditions, as well as the go-to rod, reel, and line setup for distance casting and hooking up.  

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