Did you know that the whopper plopper is available in 20 different colors. Colors such as: Yoda, Munky Butt, Loon, T-100, Sooner and so on…
That is a whole lot of colors to choose from.
So, which one is the best whopper plopper color?
Let’s take a closer look at some of these options and talk about in what situations they are going to be most effective.
What is the best whopper plopper color?
Here is a quick preview of my favorite colors that I like to use when throwing a whopper plopper.
How to choose the right color?
The first thing you should take into consideration when choosing a color is the water clarity.
For example, if you are fishing clear water the fish are going to have a better look at the bait. In this situation, I might throw a whopper plopper with a white or clear bottom.
If the water isn’t clear, but it isn’t muddy, colors such as white, or yellow are going to produce better results.
Lastly, if you are fishing in stained water or low light conditions your darker colors are going to perform better as they create a better silhouette.
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Does color matter when fishing with a whopper plopper?
Now to many of us, that principle is nothing new. We know to go with darker colors when fishing dirty water and natural colors when fishing clear water. The question we have is, does it matter with a topwater bait such as a whopper plopper?
Yes, color does matter. However, you don’t need to go out today and buy 20 new baits.
For me personally, I like to keep things simple. I would recommend every angler have a least 4 different colors in their boat: clear, white, yellow and black.
By having these colors you can fish in a variety of different fishing situations.
With that being said, let’s take a closer look at some of these unique whopper plopper colors.
Probably one of the most popular whopper plopper colors is the loon color. Why does it have the name loon? I don’t know. I have seen bass take on small birds, but I have never seen a bass eat a loon. Nonetheless, this is the darkest colors that River2Sea has to offer and this should be your go-to color when fishing murky waters or in low light conditions.
Next up, is the whopper plopper bone color. This is an off white color with a few red features such as the tail and gills. What is it about this color that drives bass wild? First and foremost the off white is great for fishing clear water. Another thing I like about this color is the red tail. Do bass actually see the red tail flopping? It is difficult to say. However, can you imagine what they would do if they saw a flash of red coupled with loud erratic motion? No doubt this is a great color to add to your whopper plopper arsenal.
When bass are up in the shallow waters feeding on shad, you need to have the blue blood at your disposal. This bait has a blueish body, a clear bottom and very subtle Chartreuse accents. This color combination works very well when the bass are known to be feeding on shad or in clear waters. It also performs well when the water is choppy and the fish don’t get a really good look at the bait, they just see that flash of Chartreuse and react.
One thing I like about the colors for these baits are the names. One of my favorite names is the next one on our list, Munky Butt. What kind of name is that? What kind of color is that? Don’t spend too much time thinking about the name, because this color is a toad slaying machine. It has a clear bottom with very subtle red tint. As we know bass can go crazy when the see a flash of red. Once again great for fishing clear waters especially when the water is choppy.
When the water is super clear, you need to throw a white bottom bait such as the I Know It. What makes this color so effective? When a baitfish is fleeing what color do you see? Many times we just see a quick flash of white. Can you imagine a quick flash of white and coupled with that deadly plopping sound? This is definitely a must-have color when fishing clear water. Also, did I mention smallmouth can’t get enough of this one.
Does the size matter?
At this point, we have the lure we are going to throw and we have a few colors, but what about the size. Does it really matter if I throw a 90, a 110 or even the 190? Yes, size matters.
The bottom line is that choosing the right size for the given situation is just as important as the right color. Sometimes the right size is going big and other times the right size might be downsizing. The important thing is not to be afraid to try them all.
Some anglers are scared to throw the 190 because they think it is just too big. I am going to tell you today, that you would be surprised at how many fish you will catch on the 190. Don’t let this size fool you, it will catch fish.
With that being said, keep in mind that the 190 is going to give off a stronger sound than, for example, the 90. Sometimes that much louder plop is too much and the bass won’t take it.
In this situation you might have success by downsizing to the 130.
Yes, choosing the best whopper plopper color is important. However, don’t over complicate things. Keep things simple. By sticking to a dark, a yellow, and a clear plopper you will be in a great position to fish just about anywhere.
What might be even more important than colors is choosing the right size. Don’t limit yourself to fishing just one size. Try them all. Some days they will want the big profile and on other days the 110 is going to produce bites.
Please share with us your thoughts. What do you think is the best whopper plopper color?