What is it?
Trigger X Slop Hopper
What does it do?
It does the soft swimbait thing with a twist.
Why do I need it?
Baits like this are good in the early spring when fish are heartily feasting on shad, bream, or whatever the predominant baitfish is in your lake. They also work well into the summer or on umbrella rigs in the fall. Basically, there’s no wrong time or place to use something that looks as much like a baitfish as the Slop Hopper.
How do I use it?
Trigger X pro Davy Hite likes to thread one on a weedless swimbait hook so he can fish it around and through vegetation, stumps or whatever’s in the water that may hang you up. A steady retrieve is typically best, but as with any bait, let the fish tell you how they want it.
What sets it apart?
The twist on these swimbaits is in the scent, which is said to incite aggressive reactions from bass. Plus, as the bait is retrieved, it has a slight roll to it as the tail thumps and flails wildly. The 4 1/2-inch swimbait is available in 14 colors.
$4.99 for a 6-pack.