Bass Pro Shops® XTS™ Speed Lures - Popper
3-D Lazerball eyes, Lazer finish with handpainted detail, and VMC premium treble hooks.
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 66 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldcabdriver I love this little lure It's exactly the kind of topwater lure I like to work along the edges of the marsh. Easy to gurgle and pop with a motion that is downright fun to fish. It's a small lure with small treble hooks that complements the larger MR 17s and spooks that I also use frequently. April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CupaJoe Great, Cheap Lure I would buy it again! The XTS speed popper by BPS is yet another great product created by the experts at Bass Pro. This popper looks amazing out of the packages and does exactly what it is supposed to. I would recommend a color with a white bottom, because that is the only part the fish will see attacking it from below. Great lure for a great price, it can't be beat! November 5, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bill0122 cheap hooks hooked a nice bass, good fighter, but the the hooks straightened on the the rear set and lost the fish. replaced the treble hooks with some eagle claws, no more problems. October 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JonesyBass Good Lure Sharp hooks, good action. Does exactly what it should. Sometimes catches the front treble on the line when casting (might be the angler and not the lure). October 15, 2012
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Top 500 Contributor
A:I find the rebel pop-r better. catch many more fish, but this is a good popper for the money
A:i lay it out with a 5/6 fly rod, and put a hand touch on my line.
A:through at target, let it sit, till water is calm, pop it a couple time. when popping , put rod tip toward water twich rod tip give lure slack so it wables back and forth. repeat.
A:"Poppers" are more of a special conditions lure. When fish are feeding topwater, i.e. warm water and weather, just toss this lure over by structure or cover, wait 4 or 5 seconds and, if nothing has hit it yet, "twitch" it. If necessary, puller harder until they hit it. I've caught as many largemouth as with any other popper and a few smallmouth. It's worked for nighttime fishing too. Same technique
A:Let the lure sit for about 7 seconds at a time, then give one or two slight jerks so the lure spits water a little bit, then repeat
A:Man, we work it kinda slow. Few quick jerks, not to far, couple inches each then pause for a couple seconds. Where catching over trees and brush. good luck.
A:tie your rig like you would a trout like with a swivel clip the atactch to you poper catst out and jig once let it ses for 1 sec then twice let it set for 2 sec then three times let it set for 3 sec the repeat
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Top 1000 Contributor
A:I just do a twich with the wrist and then let it sit the do it over and over
A:First, use it when you see fish being caught so you know it's not the fish inactive. Best for largemouth. Fish toward weed-lines and points. Use 8 or 10 pound test line so you get a good cast. Put bigger hooks on them so they hold better, twice the size it comes with. Cast toward the weed-line or structure of some kind. Pop it hard enough to make a plunk/sound, but not too hard so it doesn't move too far with each pop, the bass get it in their mouth better when you move and pop it slow. Give a pop, pause a second, pop pause, pop. Cast three or four times at one spot then another to cover the whole area. Then go to the first spot you tried and do it again, unless you hit a bass in one spot, give it another 10 casts before moving, and by moving I mean only about 10 to 20 feet from where you were aiming the first time. About every 10 or so casts pop it all the way back in case one is right in front of you and always make some casts into the open water even if it's deep, a bass will come up from 30 feet to hit a popper. Technique does matter, Times the bass will hit popper even if your working them fast but slower better. The popper is in the fishes strike zone longer. And if a boil comes near your popper but the fish doesn't hit it, stop moving the popper, stop reeling it in and just pop it in the same spot about five times then pop it a little faster as if the popper saw the bass and if attempting a getaway. Watch other popper fishermen, are they getting hits but not you, figure out what they are doing different. Two days ago I caught about 20 in about two hours and my friend only one, he was moving too fast and pulling too hard on the popper which makes it move too far in a split second, the bass were missing the popper. Again, an aggressive/hungry bass will nail anything but try slower. Poppers are best the first and last two hours of the day, but I use them all day unless hot mid-day, go to rubber worms on the bottom. Flat like glass with no wind I prefer but the bass will hit the popper in ripple. Moderate to fast running water not best for popper.
Top 250 Contributor
A:i toss them anyware whn the water is com and quick lil jurks works bess 4 me stick with it
Top 250 Contributor
A:Truthfully ive had the same problem with the bait. The only way to get a decent action on it that i found was to fish it on 17 pound mono. I havnt caught many fish on it because the spitting action is dull.
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