Bass Pro Shops XTS Lures - Popper
I bought a couple of these to fill up the tackle box for a trip to Canada. The water was clear and still one night so I decided to try them out and ended up watching countless smallies slam these poppers right and left. As with most topwaters, I missed some when I got too eager with the hook-set but I ended up catching a fair number and some decent sized ones too, a couple 3 to 4 pounders. After I got home, though, I did replace both treble hooks on them. I think I would have had more success had I replaced the hooks before the trip, but hindsight is 20/20.
Both the fish in the pictures were caught off the XTS Speed Popper.
May 21, 2009
Great Lure Awesome Price!!!
This lure is an incredible replacement to the $15 Don Iovino Splash-Its we have used for years. Bought a couple in Concord, NC on trip. Caught 18 on on local lake in NC then 15 on another 2 days later. Ordered 12 more, then went to Lake Wateree, SC and caught close to 80 BASS in 2 1/2 days, with over half comming from these lures. Back home 25 were caught again on Hickory last wednesday. All i can say is WOW and many more have been ordered.
Only down side is the itty bitty hooks that come on these things. We replaced them with larger treble hooks and homemade tied feather hooks on the rear, also large trebles. The fish dont get off...
May 17, 2010
I live in Hemet and there are 4 small lakes where I live. I fish just about every other day, some days good and some better. I lke using the XTS Poppers in the early morning and late evening when there is very little to no breeze, they are killer here for Largemouth Bass and an ocasionaly hungry sunny and the sunnies grow large here. I was out yesterday AM and caught 20 bass. Also the price is great compared to the Heddod poppers at more than twice the price. For my 70th the kids gave me a $250.00 giftcertificate to Pro Bass, I was like a kid in a candy store. Been to 4 different Pro Bass shops. Having a great retirement. Also appreciate that you stock some of the Accardo poppers, great for my fly fishing here. Thanks for a store in So. Cal.
July 12, 2011
Pop... Pop BAM
This a must have. If you can't catch a bass using one of these then A-There are no fish there to catch B-You're not fishing it correctly, practice C- You don't know how to fish, sell your gear and take up needle point. This is a "go to" bait first thing every morning, and gets your blood pumping, and the smell of fish on your hands. I have never tied one of these on and not caught a fish. Plain and simple. Get some. I got some that have been hit so many times the finish has worn off and they still catch fish...
March 14, 2012