I was a bit worried that the unique tail design would make this bait hard to walk, but that hasn’t been the case whatsoever. From the very first downward twitch of your rod tip, the Popping Perch glides from side-to-side. This makes it easy to make short pitches and flips to very small strike zones because you don’t need several twitches to make the bait start walking. It gets to work immediately.
Each time you twitch your rod tip, the bait changes direction while splashing water with its cupped mouth. While the water displacement is noticeable, it doesn’t make too much commotion that it spooks fish in calm water. I’ve had a lot of success using it on those glass-smooth, pre-dawn mornings.