Where do you use popper lures?


The popper is an effective and proven lure designed to move water using a concave or hollowed nose. Poppers aim to simulate any sort of distressed creature that might be moving or struggling on the surface of the water (baitfish, frogs, and insects are the most typical imitations).

What are popper lures used for?

The popper is an effective and proven lure designed to move water using a concave or hollowed nose. Poppers aim to simulate any sort of distressed creature that might be moving or struggling on the surface of the water (baitfish, frogs, and insects are the most typical imitations).

What fish do popper lures catch?

Poppers are most effective when used to catch fish in shallow water. However, they can be used to catch a variety of different fish species in both calm and choppy water conditions. Some of the most common fish that can be caught with a popper lure include bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, and catfish.

When should I use a topwater popper?

Many topwaters are intended to call up fish from deep, open water and while the popper can do that, it is most effective for target fishing in the shallows. Docks, rocks, laydowns, and grass clumps are all perfect types of shallow cover to target with a popper.

What are popper lures used for?

The popper is an effective and proven lure designed to move water using a concave or hollowed nose. Poppers aim to simulate any sort of distressed creature that might be moving or struggling on the surface of the water (baitfish, frogs, and insects are the most typical imitations).

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What fish do popper lures catch?

Poppers are most effective when used to catch fish in shallow water. However, they can be used to catch a variety of different fish species in both calm and choppy water conditions. Some of the most common fish that can be caught with a popper lure include bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, and catfish.

What line do you throw a popper?

How to Use: One key to effectively presenting a popper or walking-style top water bait is to pair the bait with the proper fishing line. Monofilament and braided fishing line are much more optimal for these types of baits as these lines have greater buoyancy.

Can you catch whiting on lures?

While whiting are a smaller species they can be caught on a variety of lures even fairly large offerings, but without a doubt small vibe lures work best, and running assist hooks instead of trebles will improve your catches a lot as they do have small mouths and are great at throwing hooks.

What time of year do bass hit topwater?

Topwater fishing is one of the best ways to catch bass during late fall, early spring, and late spring when they are in their spawning areas. Topwater baits will often entice a reaction strike from the bass during this time, creating some of the most memorable fishing moments.

Will bass bite topwater in Winter?

Floating Rapala. Yes, a topwater lure during the Winter can be productive but takes lots of patience. Black bass can be caught in the Winter, summer, spring, or fall on topwater.

Do topwater lures work at night?

Topwater of all kinds are great choices for nighttime fishing. Spooks, poppers, frogs, prop baits and anything that makes a disturbance on the surface can work well. However, buzzbaits take the top prize for night fishing.

What is popping in fishing?

What is Popping? Popping is a technique which involves casting and retrieving a type of surface lure called a “popper” in order to attract fish nearby. Designed to mimic common baitfish, poppers come in many shapes and colors, often made from wood or hard plastic.

What are popper lures used for?

The popper is an effective and proven lure designed to move water using a concave or hollowed nose. Poppers aim to simulate any sort of distressed creature that might be moving or struggling on the surface of the water (baitfish, frogs, and insects are the most typical imitations).

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What fish do popper lures catch?

Poppers are most effective when used to catch fish in shallow water. However, they can be used to catch a variety of different fish species in both calm and choppy water conditions. Some of the most common fish that can be caught with a popper lure include bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, and catfish.

Can you use braid with a popper?

For the larger poppers like the Bubble Walker he will step up to a 7′-7’2″ Medium baitcaster but still prefers a moderate action, and spools it with 30 lb braided line. Matt insists that braid is key with these baits as you can get maximum responsiveness from the bait with minimal rod movement.

What line is best for topwater?

Use a braided fishing line. Cobb prefers using a braided fishing line in the 30- to 40-pound test range. Braid provides several benefits: 1) you can cast topwater baits further than monofilament, 2) have better control over working the bait, and 3) improve hooking percentages thanks to low stretch material properties.

What lures do Bream like?

Lure Selection Generally the best soft plastic lures for bream are smaller profiles around the 2″-2.5″ size, including ZMan 2″ CruzteaZ, 2″ GrubZ, 2.5″ GrubZ, 2.5″ Slim SwimZ, 2.5″ TRD CrawZ and 3″ TRD HogZ.

What’s the best bait for whiting?

It’s no secret that whiting eat worms, prawns, yabbies or squid and all of these baits will work on different days, however fresh bait is the best bait. Live bait is even better, be it worms, yabbies or prawns, with blood and wriggler worms being a perfect bait for big whiting.

What time of day are bass most active?

Without question, the best time of day to fish for bass is at night. Bass are known to feed more heavily at night than during any other time of day. Not only is night the best time to fish for bass due to bass being more active, there are often fewer anglers and less commotion on the waterways during the evening hours.

When should you use a Buzzbait?

Most people fish buzzbaits for bass in the spring, the summer and the early fall. However, I like to fish a buzzbait in the fall and the winter, especially in the Deep South where I live. The water temperature there generally doesn’t get so cold that bass won’t stop taking a topwater lure even in late January.

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What colors do bass like in the winter?

Black/blue is the best color for this lure in off colored water. Considering off colored water is about the only color you’ll find this time of year with all the rain. Black and brown are excellent choices as well. Most anglers tie on this bait during a cold front when the bass have buried themselves in cover.

What is the best bait to use for bass in the winter?

Some good examples of winter bass bait include a rapala shad rap, a hair jig, and soft plastic baitfish. If you use a hair jig, remember that you don’t need a trailer. A bit of deer hair will work just fine.

Are bass shallow or deep in winter?

As the days shorten and the air temperature falls, the water starts to get cold. Once the temperature reaches 50 degrees, the bass start moving to deeper water where they’ll spend most of the winter. Although bass eat less in the winter, they still have to eat something occasionally.

Can fish see in dark fishing?

The majority of fish can see lures at night, but their vision is limited. So fish depends on their other senses, which are slightly heightened, when vision is limited, to detect food or predators. As long as your fishing where the fish are, they will find your lures, even at night.

Where do bass go overnight?

At night, bass will leave their deepwater haunts to hunt in the shallows. The best night fishing locations are transitions where there is deep water close to shore. Bass follow those transitions as they move up to feed. Drop-offs, points, channel bends, and ditches are all excellent night fishing targets.

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