Heres a 5lb+ largemouth I caught twitching a River2Sea Whopper Plopper 90 silent around a matted grass bed in Hinsdale NH on the Connecticut river. I caught a few doing this that day, but this was the largest. The River2Sea Whopper Plopper is a bait that's been on fire all around the country, and sometimes the bass don't just want a straight retrieve. With braided line and a heavy action rod you can twitch this over submergent grass, and rip it free when you cross emergent grass and trigger a reaction strike. The heavy action rod and braid will clear any grass in the treble hooks with a quick jerk of the rod. The 90 size does this easiest, but the new 110 size may work good too. The 130 sits a bit too low and has larger hooks that don't clear as easy when the grass reaches the surface. I was relying on the heavy drag of a 13 fishing inception reel, a Field & Stream tech-spec elite rod from Dicks Sporting Goods, and 50 lb Tuf-Line 4orce braided line.
If you haven't tried it yet, go pick a few different sizes of the River2Sea Whopper Plopper from a retailer near you; you will NOT be disappointed!
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