Fish it aggressively for more noise


The cupped mouth is made from fairly firm plastic, which allows the Popping Perch to throw a bunch of water when fished aggressively. If you find yourself fishing in a breezy conditions, you can really crank on this bait and make it look similar to those peacock bass baits you see on television. But so far, I tend to have more bites when I lightly pop the frog next to high-percentage areas like stumps and grass irregularities.

I really like that the bait doesn’t move too far forward with each rod twitch. I think the added drag of the oversized tail section slows it down, which helps it stay in small strike zones for an extended period of time.