How to fish using ReelBass BIG PLOPPY

How to fish using ReelBass BIG PLOPPY

Fishing for bass using a BIG PLOPPY is an exciting and effective technique that can entice aggressive strikes from these predatory fish. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Select the Right Equipment: Choose a medium to medium-heavy action rod (around 6'6" to 7' in length) paired with a baitcasting reel. The rod should have enough backbone to handle the strikes and control the bass effectively. Use a braided or monofilament line in the range of 12-20 pounds, which provides better sensitivity and control for topwater lures.

  2. Choose the Right BIG PLOPPY:  Comes in various sizes, typically ranging from 75mm to 110mm. Select a size that matches the local forage and the size of bass you expect to encounter. Color selection can also vary depending on water clarity and conditions, with natural or shad-like colors being good all-around choices.

  3. Time and Location: Topwater fishing is most effective during low-light conditions like early morning, late afternoon, and overcast days. Target areas with weed beds, lily pads, submerged logs, or other cover where bass may be lurking.

  4. Cast and Retrieve Technique: Cast the Big Ploppy towards the target area, aiming for pockets within vegetation, close to the edges of structures, or any spots that look promising. Allow the lure to land softly on the water's surface, creating a subtle splash.

  5. Retrieve Style: Start your retrieval with a steady, rhythmic retrieve, allowing the Big Ploppy propeller tail to create a distinctive "plopping" sound and surface commotion. You can experiment with the retrieval speed, sometimes pausing briefly to imitate a wounded or struggling baitfish. The noisy, churning action of the lure draws the attention of nearby bass, triggering aggressive strikes.

  6. Watch and Listen: Pay close attention to the lure's action and any surface disturbances it causes. Sometimes, bass will follow the lure before striking, so keep an eye out for swirls, wakes, or any sign of bass activity near the Whopper Plopper.

  7. Setting the Hook: When you feel a strike, resist the urge to immediately set the hook. Instead, wait for a brief moment to ensure the bass has fully taken the lure. Then, give a firm hookset to drive the hooks into the bass's mouth.

  8. Retrieve Variations: Don't be afraid to experiment with different retrieve styles, speeds, and pauses to find what works best on a particular day. Bass behavior can change, so adapt your technique accordingly.

Fishing with a BIG PLOPPY can be incredibly rewarding, providing thrilling surface strikes and heart-pounding action. Enjoy the experience and immerse yourself in the excitement of bass fishing!

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