Whopper Plopper 190


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.

SKU: WhopperPlopper
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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.

The Whopper Plopper 190 is “roll resistant” and works well at a variety of speeds. Interestingly, sound experiments have suggested that even at constant speeds the tail kicks out sounds that vary as much as an octave in pitch as opposed to the more monotone metal tails.

Weighing in at over 2 oz. you can cast it a mile and it’s got top quality River2sea 5 ⁄ 0 hooks that will stick from long distance.


Model Description Wt (oz) L (in) Hook Rattle Action
WPL 190 Whopper Plopper 190  2 3 ⁄ 4 7 1 ⁄ 2 River2sea (BN) Long Shank 4X Strong #5 ⁄ 0 No Top Water

Whopper Plopper at Bassmaster Elite Series Toledo Bend 2016

Larry Dahlberg Used Whopper Ploppers Catching Pikes

Ish Monroe Fish Whopper Plopper 130

Additional information

Weight 4.9 oz
Dimensions 8.75 × 3.25 × 1.5 in

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