Offshore Angler™ Lazer Eye™ Saltwater Series - Magnum Z-Pop
Awesome lure if used correctly
I believe the key to this lure is how it is configured and presented. I removed the front hook and swapped the back hook out with a very sharp 3/0 heavy round bend. In this configuration I can make the lure pop, jump and skip and it drives the fish crazy. While surf fishing in Puerto Rico last year, I had Barracuda up to 3 ft, Tarpon up to 6 ft and many Jacks attack this lure. Also had a number of birds swoop down and try to hall it off. (Had to play keep-away then.) And back home in MN, Muskies eat them too. Fantastic lure!
January 16, 2014
More Crackle Than Pop
I bought 2 of these poppers primarily based on the reviews (4/5 stars).
However, I was a disappointed in the overall construction and appearance of the lures (an old charter-boat and diving companion of mine would have referred to them as being of "Mickey Mouse" quality), but the hooks were especially deficient. Tiny. Flimsy. Need I say more?
I bought these poppers originally to use offshore to entice and hook king mackerel, dolphin(fish), barracuda, and maybe an occasional blackfin tuna or two.
Instead, they will be relegated to the (much smaller) collection of tackle I use near-shore in marshes and creeks for puppy drum.
For a similar popper that is much better built and certain to be able to stand up to the more intense pressure of offshore fishing I would recommend the Stillwater Smack-It (SW001, 5", 1-1/4 oz).
I purchased 3 of those to fill the void left when I pulled the Magnum Z-Pop's out of my offshore tackles bags.
May 24, 2013
good top water
great for large top water! Changed out hooks as they were to small for size of lure and my loose some fish during fight. looks good and draws fish
December 29, 2010
"Stubby" gets a lot of attention from trevallys. Hooks may be a little small. Casts well. Never had one break or malfunction in any way. Great lure for the money.
October 8, 2010