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Surface poppers are a style of topwater fishing bait that get their action from a cupped face carved or molded into the front of the lure body.
Fishing with surface poppers can be a thrilling experience since you often see the fish chase – and take – your lure. While surface poppers allow you to interact more with the fish than trolling, to optimize your experience, there are a few things to know about how to use surface poppers.
A surface popper is a type of surface lure that skips across the water to attract fish. The unique thing about surface poppers is that they have a cupped face at the front that is designed to push out a surge of water on its retrieval. The sound and splash that results is supposed to mimic the movements of prey on the surface in order to attract fish.
When popper fishing, you’ll want to know the best popper fishing techniques to attract the species you’re after.
There’s nothing quite like the sudden, exciting rush of a fish rising to the surface and exploding onto your lure. To master how to use surface poppers, follow these steps:
Mastering how to fish with this method will make for an adventure-filled day on the water!
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