Help! Top Water Poppers!
Posted April 21 2012 - 12:06 PM
Am I supposed to keep popping when i see him surface or leave it be till he strikes? I cant figure out these things and my father says I may have to wait till later months but I believe hes talking about Jitter Bugs.
Let me know your opinions on top water poppers and what I could be doing wrong.
Posted April 21 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted April 21 2012 - 12:54 PM
Posted April 21 2012 - 03:41 PM
i fish most topwater slow, not sure in your neck of woods, but right now i am using topwater, soon as it hits water i wait the most a minute and let the wake around it die. then i vary my retrieve, usally 3 pops, then let the ripples die pop it maybe once, pause a sec, then 3 more pops, really no right answer, not sure if all fisherman do it but with topwater i make several repeated casts to same spot
Posted April 21 2012 - 04:48 PM
Just for the record, this isn't my favorite bait or presentation. I generally have one tied on, but I'll only fish it in what I consider very positive or pristine conditions. Anyway, I might not be the best guy to listen to on this subject.
Posted April 21 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted April 21 2012 - 05:07 PM
Posted April 21 2012 - 06:55 PM
depending what i feel, i may throw repeatedly with the popper with a different presentation or i would of most likely thrown a weightless plastic right after. with a high probability if i miss a fish for whatever reason on a topwater & i follow up throwing something else to the same spot/fish, i'll get'em...
Posted April 21 2012 - 09:20 PM
Posted April 22 2012 - 12:19 PM
I got a hard strike throwing a swimbait right after the bass poked my popper and retreated under a jet ski. If you got his attention he has to be hungry right?
Posted April 22 2012 - 02:26 PM
Posted April 22 2012 - 05:56 PM
Posted April 22 2012 - 08:23 PM
Posted April 22 2012 - 09:04 PM
I notice the presentation i always use has to be perfect. Its a 1, 2, 3 short pops(walk the dog) then a pause. Then repeat it perfect. Timing is everything.
I do wash my tackle boxes out and my lures every fall to get the foul oders and the smell from using scents all season off of them. I wash my hands before going fishing and do not touch a gas pump on the way to fishing too. The fish can smell up to 2ppb in the water.
Motivation is the key to success.....
Remember on a bad day just throw the lure you never tried yet.....
Posted April 22 2012 - 09:28 PM
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