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Has anyone gota hold of one of these yet? one of Bassmasters baits they featured this month in their "New Lure" section. Its got a hollow body on it but youde have to attach a rattle somewhere to complete the duty of a popper. i could be wrong but i was hoping for some feedback on a new bait design like this

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My question is: WHY? What purpose does it serve. Regular poppers work great. If you really need a popper in heavy cover, throw a popping frog. It just seems like a good way to spend money on a bait that doesn't really do much for you.

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since i am the director of pro-staff for jdc baits i thought i would jump in on this. the skip-n-pop is made to do things you cant do with a normal popper. you can skip it under docks you cant do that with a normal poppper due to the hooks. you can use it around grass, brush or other cover and it wont get hung up like a normal popper because you dont have two treble hooks to get snaged on everything. you cant replace a popper with a frog popper because the fish are hitting a popper shaped like a baitfish not a frog. that would be like replacing a spinnerbait with a worm. they are two different types of baits used to get different reaction bites. you can also rig the skip-n-pop with the lip down which will make it dive and float back up you cant do that with a normal popper. below is the product description from jdc baits. doug

Simply awesome - the name speaks for itself. Works just like a pop r but you can do more with it. It's 100% weed less, and has a hollow air chamber that collapses when a fish strikes it.  Depending on where you start the hook, the bait will work different. Just below center the bait will pop and splash then dive under then pop up. Just above center the bait will spit and splash.

You can skip it under docks, in brush piles, and heavy weeds.

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I have had some for a while. I mostly throw it in grass where there is surface grass that would foul the hooks on a regular treble hooked bait. It will also skip under objects. It has a skipping bait fish type action that a frog doesnt have.

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My question is: WHY?

1. Cheaper than normal popper or weedless frog

2. Texas rig is weedless and is suposed to get better hooksets than frog hooks.

3. All lures have a different action, some get strikes when somthing else simular doesnt.

Thats all the reasons i can think up.... I beleive it would catch fish, and if it would catch fish then why not give it a try?

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how durable are they? at over $1.10 a pop they are pretty spendy :D

AL

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I hear where you guys are coming from. I just don't see it fitting in anywhere for me. Most of the lakes that I fish are very open. Rocky, deep, clear. That is where I would want a typical popper. The only place that I fish that has real heavy cover, is the California Delta and the frog fishing there is well...epic. I regularly fish about 20 types of baits. Then I have the other 30 types that I never use, I guess I just don't want 31. I see the points that were raised, and I could see the want for that bait in the east/south because of the types of water that you guys fish.

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How about chucking this thimg in a field of pads and plopping it along. No bass in there has seen that. It is a good idea, not unlike the Soft plastic Pop-r that was introduced about 12 years ago. I don't think that it hit it off really well though. I can definately see a use for it.

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I believe that weedless soft lures are the wave of the future, but as always, fishermen tend to resist change.

The soft popper that I've been using is the Sizmic Pop'N Toad. It has the critical advantage of being "weedless"

and because it's soft it's also "mouthable". It's just as loud an any hard popper and costs less too boot. What's not to like?

Roger

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well if it has a air pocket inside and you hook it weedless, wouldnt that like pop it?

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My question is: WHY?

1. Cheaper than normal popper or weedless frog

2. Texas rig is weedless and is suposed to get better hooksets than frog hooks.

3. All lures have a different action, some get strikes when somthing else simular doesnt.

Thats all the reasons i can think up.... I beleive it would catch fish, and if it would catch fish then why not give it a try?

I agree with matt on this one, it definately dosent hurt to give it a try, sometimes the slightest change in presentation can work when bass are finicy.

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Dan,

 Please let me know how durable they are when you try them out... I like the looks of them too just need to be able to justifuy the price... Senkos flat out catch fish so I can justify the hefty price of them... :D I don't mind paying a premium for a bait but they have to produce.

AL

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something else that i just thought about. These things gotta be made outta super duper durable plastic. Think what popping this thing repeatley is gunna do when your putting pressure through the hook and against the water on every pull. this may not be a problem but seems like the issue could arise with these.

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