Help needed on Poppers

Discussion in 'Fishing Tips' started by albe__rt, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. albe__rt

    albe__rt Albe__rt

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    What is the proper way of reeling/retrieving a top water popper for BFT and YFT? I’ve looked up videos and most of the tutorials are on bass fishing. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

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    Reel till line is tight then jerk with the rod tip faced down
     
  3. yakdout

    yakdout Professional

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    Rod tip down. Ploop, wind wind wind. Short pause Ploop wind wind wind. Short pause
     
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  4. JohnnieB

    JohnnieB SelFishAddiction

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    I'm no expert, but what works for me is when you slide up on the breezers, I try to throw just past them, then I get the line tight and pop it once or twice...reel, when i'm in the zone I just let it set and twitch it, then watch as they explode on it sometimes missing and throwing the popper out of the water :) fun as hell!!! One will get hooked up to it. You'll have a chance to laugh it off, It's the funnest thing I've ever done! To me I'm not so sure the color matters but I do think size does, so If they are 30-50 class I throw a 5". word of caution..... make sure your drag is set a little looser, because when they explode on the popper the shock load will snap the line or connection if it's to tight. Have Fun!
     
  5. JohnnieB

    JohnnieB SelFishAddiction

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    And NICE Rooster in your Avatar!!
     

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