River2Sea is one of the leaders when it comes to bass lures.
They have a host of favorite items, and probably none are more popular than their Whopper Plopper.
This year they added a brand new size for that bait as well as a new spoon that should excite bass anglers who like to fish deep water. They have also added several new terminal tackle items and also revamped some of their most popular products.
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Spoons, in general, are often very similar from brand to brand. Just about all of them are a piece of metal with a treble hook that is used in deep water. The new James Watson Worldwide Spoon fits that description but was built to have a unique fall that is different than most of the other spoons available.
The bait is rear falling, and the trajectory as it is falling allows it to fall away from you. The unique action enables the bait to be fished under docks and other cover that was never before possible with spoons. This technique is called “Spoon Jackin'” and anglers in the know are fishing spoons in places you would never imagine throwing a hunk of metal with a treble hook. Docks, cables, overhanging trees and other obstacles can be fished with a spoon like this and it is something the fish are not used to seeing in that type of structure.
The spoon itself looks different than some others on the market because it is shorter and wider. The spoon is 5” long and weighs a full ounce. It is available in seven great colors to match a variety of shad shades as well as bluegill and the old standards of chrome and blue, chrome, and gold.
Another unique piece to this spoon is that it comes with a 4X strong #2 treble but also is equipped with a #6 stinger hook attached to the front. The stinger allows for better hookups on fish that eat the lure at the front, and it is also there to hook additional fish. Doubles are a frequent occurrence according to Watson, and he recommends to slowly retrieve fish at times in hopes of a follower grabbing at the bait and getting hooked by the stinger.
The Plopper has been out for several years and now comes in a much smaller package. The 75 is a small, compact and stubby bait with the same great sound that you are used to with the bigger baits.
The new Whopper Plopper 75 is 3/5 ounces and right at 3” long. It has a different profile than the bigger baits as it is much more compact and fat. It still has the excellent sound because the tail is large compared to the body.
It is available in many of the most popular Whopper Plopper colors including Blue Blood, Bluegill, Bone, Chrome/Black, T100, I Know It, Loon, Munky Butt, Perch, Phantom Shad, and Powder.
Larry Dahlberg, host of TV program Hunt for Big Fish, used Whopper Plopper 130 to catch some nice Pikes.
Phat Matt Daddy Frog (shown with the Whopper Plopper tail kit)
This frog designed by Ish Monroe has been out since last year, but they have revamped it slightly to make it more waterproof. They have also added living rubber skirts for the eight colors they have available.
Tungsten Trash Bomb Weight
These tungsten weights have also been around for some time, but they have changed them slightly to make them easier to identify which weight size you have in your hands. The weight size is stamped onto the weight and makes it much easier to tell the difference between sizes. They are available in 1, 1 ¼, 1 ½ and 1 ¾ oz. size in matte black color.
“Peter T.” as he is known has been a professional bass angler for many years and has no doubt used a variety of hooks in his day. This new hook he designed makes it easier to keep your soft plastic bait secure thanks to the unique keeper.
The keeper is a welded design that keeps plastics locked into place. The hook also has a unique modified bend that is said to increase hookups and more importantly is better at landing fish. It is available in three of the most popular hook sizes: 1/O, 2/O, and 3/O.
River2Sea continues each year to new add products designed to help bass anglers catch more fish. They have a full line of hard baits, soft plastics and are continually adding new terminal tackle items.