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How deep of water are yall fishing them in? And what time of day? I just grabbed a couple but don't really know much about fishing them

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I fish them everywhere from 10 feet deep to 1 foot deep. Fish them in the early morning or at dusk and you should have some luck. If you look around on the forum you should find some other threads regarding this type of fishing. Good Luck!

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Thank you! I poked around in the search some but couldn't find a depth. That's what I was concerned of. I wasn't sure if they where for relatively shallow of not

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Normally shallow and any time of day. 

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I fish them in low light or cloudy periods, but not AWLAYS, sometimes you can get a good topwater bite during the day, especially if they are busting panfish or shad on the surface. I'll fish them at any depth but generally shallower than 12 feet.

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If you find bass, white bass or stripers schooling they could be in 100' of water as long as they're at the surface actively chasing bait.

 

Otherwise, generally shallow (0-8ish feet deep) low light periods of the day. Or all day if overcast.

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I fish them in water 1 to 10 feet deep. If there is overcast or a lot of vegetation I fish them all day long.

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Generally shallow. However water clarity and fish activity could dictate a deeper water use for them.

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I've had great success from poppers in still water and also rivers and streams. Usually, around any structure that is sticking out of the water or in shaded areas works very well. Try up under overhanging trees and through small current breaks. I'm quite lenient on the depths I fish with them but I usually base it off of where the fish are holding in the water column. My main focus is structures but try different things and learn from the fish. Good luck and tight lines! 

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I will fish a popper anytime I want to work an isolated piece of cover , like a lone log for instance, for a long time. The popper can make quite a commotion without moving very much. Phil Hunt says he wacks willows with a boat oar to drop flies into an area, and then comes back an hour or two later and fishes a popper in that area were panfish are feeding on the flies for postspawn bass.

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Agree with everyone.  I fish them mainly off the shoreline, any time of day.  They work real good for busting fish well off the shore line.

Conventional wisdom is using them in fairly calm water, which isn't true at all, it's just fun watching a fish come and smash it.  I use them in 2-4' surf quite often, offshore when working  a weedline or fishing under birds.   Where ever I'm fishing I always have a top water with me.

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Love fishing them in the morning and at night.  Wind just picks up to much at my lake to use em during the day.

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