Bass Pro Shops XPS Z-Pop Hardbaits
Catch any fish in the lake
Best popper I've used. I've thrown every popper on the market. High dollar ones and all. I've got every species of fish on this thing. Last trip to Bama I caught a 2-1/2" pumpkin seed and a 9-1/2 lb Large Mouth on this lure. I use the 2-3/4" that does not have feathers on the tail. For some reason it seems to work better by far than the ones that have feathers. I keep 10 of these in my tackle box at all times. Highly recommend this lure. And it's very durable. Have been using the same one in black and silver for 3 straight years now and have caught probably over 300 fish on it and still has all it's paint!!!!!
October 21, 2013
I hardly ever top water fish but the product opened my mind to it. I used it for the first time in a small pond when nothing else was working. i caught three bass and a bluegill on it in five casts. they were only around 12 inches but it shows that this lure works very well.
September 24, 2008
Here is another BPS bait that has excellent quality, great action, and produces well. It is great for morning and evening when the topwater bite is on. It cast well, has a good popping action and sound that attracts the quality fish. It also works well when the bite is slow and on high pressured fishing waters.
July 14, 2008
Right size, right action
This past weekend I was fishing one of my favorite smallmouth streams. The fish had become less aggressive with the stick baits I was offering so I switched to a small topwater, a small Sugoi Splash to be exact. It was a lure I had done extremely well with last season. Unfortunately I only own one in the smallest size, and they don't make that size any more. It has been difficult to find surface poppers in such a small size that have the right action and splash, etc. I saw the smaller XPS while visiting a BPS store over the winter, and purchased it. So when I caught a nice bass on the Sugoi on the first cast after I switched from the sick bait, I decided to give the XPS Z-Pop a try. The very next fish was an 18 inch brute that completely inhaled it.. Needless to say I think the smallies and I have found a new favorite topwater, so I added six to my latest on-line order. These have the right size with the right action and at the right price, too.
June 3, 2010