One of Jeff’s favorites. Bone. Swap out the front treble for a #2 4x VMC and remove the rear. Now walk dog.
Fished properly, this plug draws vicious strikes.
Gibbs Polaris Popper 1.5 OZ
A classic wooden popper the cupped head creates a nice “bloop” with a forward splash that attracts gamefish from a distance
The key here is to vary the speed, even letting it come to a rest on occasion. Impart only enough rod tip action to splash the water and create the audible gurgle. The most common error in fishing Poppers is to overdue the rod action. Only a twitch is needed as sound will travel under water.
made in USA
Gibbs "The Original" Danny Surface Swimmer 3.5 OZ
The outstanding ability of this plug to attract big bass is due to the unique swimming action it creates. Unlike minnow type plugs that swim from the nose, the Danny pivots from a fulcrum in the center of its body.
Let the current do most of the work, and vary your retriever as you move the bait through different types of water. An occasional jerk of the rod tip that causes the plug to spurt or splash lightly can be very effective. At night however, a steadier retriever is more desirable. Fine-tuning should be restricted to the stainless wire eye of the plug, leaving the pan lip in its original shape. Bend the eye up slightly to obtain a deeper retriever, and down for more surface action. Unlike our direct tie recommendation with other plugs, the Danny will work better from a black Duo Lock snap for a freer swimming action. A swivel is not needed. Remember, keep those hooks sharp and re-tie frequently to keep fresh line at the business end of your efforts.
Elite Tackle Tip. This is a big plug for big bass that excels around rocky shorelines, especially at night. This is a plug that has historically been modified with an eel skin covering the plug for even more big fish appeal.
Daiwa Mebachi Popper Lures
The MEBACHI POPPER is a dynamic new lure that kicks up a ruckus and draws strikes from big gamefish like striped bass and bluefin tuna. When pulled, the fat headed lure has a Big Splash Action.
Built to handle the largest gamefish, the quality manufactured lure is thru-wired and rigged with stout Owner Hyperwire split rings and VMC 8527 hooks.
The sinking model still plugs the surface but is heavier and better suited for wind chop, breeze and longer casts.
If taking big gamefish on topwater poppers is your technique then you owe yourself a look at the ME-BA-CHI(Big Eye) line of rugged all-around poppers, lures built for the toughest fight.
Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser Pencil Popper
The Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser Lures are versatile pencil poppers that can be fished with a stop and pop, walk the dog, or skipping action on a fast retrieve. They are perfectly weighted for long distance casting. The Surface Cruiser lures are the ideal surf lures for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle and Roosterfish. These lures are part of the Big Game species lures and therefore have the ability to draw explosive strikes from species such as Tuna and Dorado.
3X Strong Treble Hooks
Stainless steel wire-thru construction
3X Strong split rings
Proprietary "Power Body"
Color Change technology
Extra large eyes
Tsunami XD Talkin' Popper
Hot Canal lure in 2019!
Floating, top water, Tsunami XD Talkin' Popper Lures deliver popping, skittering, splashing action to draw reactionary strikes from predators. Large weight transfer balls provide longer tumble-free casts and loud, fish attracting rattles. Tough, colorful finishes with 3D life-like eyes imitate prey species. Extra sharp VMC Cut Point treble hooks enable faster hook-sets. Heavy duty stainless steel split rings and rattles are part of the superior construction, guaranteeing more dynamic fishing.