Woohoodude posted about recent success on Whopper Ploppers fishing in my backyard on the West Branch. I was taking a break because of the low water and massive weeds making it almost impossible to fish. But I hadn't tried topwater baits yet.
I don't own any Whoppers, in fact I don't think I own any lure that cost over $5 in spite of many hundreds of dollars of tackle I've accumulated over the years. But I have a few various topwater baits, so inspired by Woo I hit the River Walk after work with something called a Midge Oreno in frog color tied on, plus some others I never ended up trying.
Caught my first dink in about 5 minutes, launched itself out of the water several times, what fun! Over the next 90 minutes ended up landing 7 with the biggest only 13" so nothing photo worthy. Some hit on upstream and some on downstream casts, missed several too but so cool to see the splash when they hit. I used to fish topwater more often as a kid but it's been years, forgot how fun it can be, even with dinks.