Rolling Down the River2Sea Catalog of Baits
Whopper Plopper 75: The new 75 size of the Whopper Plopper is made to compliment the 110 and features the same, crankbait like body versus the more torpedo shaped body of the original. It measures 3 inches in length and weights 9/16 of an ounce. Equipped with two, extra strong #4 trebles, the Whopper Plopper 75 has no rattles and will be available in 20 different colors retailing for approximately $12.99 per bait.
The Whopper Plopper gets a new size.
This 75 feels just right.
River2Sea Tungsten is back and now with weights labeled right on
The Mad Yabbie isn't necessarily new, but it is to us.
Mad Yabbie: New to us is the company's Mad Yabbie creature bait. We're familiar with their popular Standing Yabbie bait, but James Matsuoka tells us this bait has been in the company's catalog for a few years. It was refined sometime last year and is now ready to ship. The current version of the bait is five inches long, weighs 3/8oz by itself, and features two big swimming claws on a narrow body adorned with appendages up and down its length. The manufacturer recommends a 4/5 or 5/0 hook for this bait. There are currently 10 colors and it sells for $4.99 per package.
This is a serious looking creature bait.
Fished as is on a 4/0 or 5/0 hook, you can also pinch it down
and use it as a trailer.
Another bait that's not new, but is to us, is the Rig Walker.
Rig Walker : The Rig Walker is a minnow style swimbait based off the company's Bottom Walker, but made to be fished on a Umbrella Rig. It's another bait that's not really new, but it is new to us. I like it as a standalone swimbait and a more compact, narrow option to the Bottom Walker. It has an aggressive body wobble mimicking a baitfish in trouble. The Rig Walker comes pre-rigged in a 4" (1/2 oz) and 4.75" (1 oz) size and sells for $7.49 per pack.
Built as a bait you can put on an Umbrella Rig, I think I
like its potential as a standalone search bait myself.
That's exactly how John Murray fishes it too.
Zander said, quick Cal, throw these in your bag!
James Matsuoka promised us there's a lot more to come from River2Sea in the coming years. If this was supposed to be a quiet year, we're a little apprehensive to see what they have in store in the not too distant future. Thank you to the team at River2Sea for sharing with us some things new, some things refined, and a vibe that's sure to keep the hits coming.