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VS channel-muskie on a whopper plopper??

post #1 of 19
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WTH the a whopper plopper? its a lure they are fishing right now on Versus channel show is hunt for big fish. They are showing you how to make this lure. 2 Dudes has over 30 muskie on this lure in 1 day!! They mentioned a link to a site that shows you how to make this lure. Am i a bit out of touch in fishing for muskie and this is already a well known lure?

Edit- 30 fish over a month...duh!!
post #2 of 19
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i want a few of these in my arsenal!!!


post #3 of 19
I saw that same episode... Awesome lure. I think it is one that Larry DAhlberg makes himself. So I don't think you can buy one... you have to buy the materials and make your own. Don't think they caught 30 muskies in one day, it was over the coarse of their season up there. Still a lot of fish though.

Dahlberg is awesome... He makes an awesome lure, then shows you how to do it yourself instead of trying to market it and profit for himself... for him.
post #4 of 19
Thats really neat. I wanna make some. Think the Pike would like 'em? Any links to where I can get the foam?
post #5 of 19
That was some show. I believe it was 30 fish in the course of the month. Those lures sure took a beating and didn't show any signs of excessive damage.
post #6 of 19
Never heard of this lure. Looks interesting.

part 2

post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Beachbuster View Post
That was some show. I believe it was 30 fish in the course of the month. Those lures sure took a beating and didn't show any signs of excessive damage.


30 fish in 1 day i knew i heard that wrong i misunderstood. LOL still an awesome lure! i want one
post #8 of 19
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ya think the striped bass would love this lure?
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by SrfSlick View Post
ya think the striped bass would love this lure?


Probably not, stripers dont attack sound like muskies do.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by MVDCGTO View Post
Probably not, stripers dont attack sound like muskies do.

Yepp your right .. All my plugs with rattles Never catch Stripers and my Rattle Traps are always ignored .
post #11 of 19
It is a pretty common style of bait. The Top Raider and Pacemaker are two examples that are commonly available. Easier to throw than a bucktail or glider and the hits are positively explosive!
post #12 of 19
A similar lure is on the market same design but metal and wood is made at lee lures its about 31 bucks though
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Chris Gilly View Post
It is a pretty common style of bait. The Top Raider and Pacemaker are two examples that are commonly available. Easier to throw than a bucktail or glider and the hits are positively explosive!


Beat me to it. Several hardbait versions of this on the market. I made a few of my own prop baits for muskies this year.

Hoping for/looking forward to the explosion on one of my top water plugs this spring.
post #14 of 19
There may be many styles of this bait on the market but there are NONE with a rubber fin. What makes this lure unique is that it is indestructible. My buddy got a smashing hit three years ago on a Poe's Awaker and the fish tore the fin right out of the bait. Also, you catch one fish on this type of topwater and you are retuning that bait for quite some time. Sometimes the fin is FLATTENED out by a fish, literally. The tuning that you are doing on the water costs you fish, period. With other types of fish you can play with baits but with muskies you don't tune baits when on the water. It's a major mistake and will cost you fish. You might not even realize it.

The rubber tail makes this truly unique-there are none out there. No tuning- just fishing.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
There may be many styles of this bait on the market but there are NONE with a rubber fin. What makes this lure unique is that it is indestructible. My buddy got a smashing hit three years ago on a Poe's Awaker and the fish tore the fin right out of the bait. Also, you catch one fish on this type of topwater and you are retuning that bait for quite some time. Sometimes the fin is FLATTENED out by a fish, literally. The tuning that you are doing on the water costs you fish, period. With other types of fish you can play with baits but with muskies you don't tune baits when on the water. It's a major mistake and will cost you fish. You might not even realize it.

The rubber tail makes this truly unique-there are none out there. No tuning- just fishing.


I was waiting for you to chime in Dave. How would this lure compare with metal fined lures if you had an unlimited supply and could just fish a new one after every fish caught? Would you be able to catch 30 fish in a month? We don't know how often he fished with it but I have to believe he fished it every day of the month, probably two anglers in the boat as well...your thoughts?
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