A surface popper is a fishing lure that comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Surface poppers are used in surface popping technique. Poppers have a cupped face at the front of the lure which is designed to push out a surge of water on its retrieval. In contrast to trolling, surface poppers will allow you to interact more with your catch.
Surface Popping Technique: Steps
There’s nothing quite like the sudden, exciting rush of a fish rising to the surface and exploding onto your lure.
- Cast your popper out to the target area and let it settle briefly.
- Take in small amounts of line slowly, the cupped face “pops” along the surface will imitate the action of prey, such as small insects, small frogs or even a small injured fish.
- To increase your chances of landing your catch, resist the urge to set the hook immediately when the fish strikes – let it take the popper under the water first – then set your hook firmly.