Weightless with a 3/0 or 4/0 hook,
Threaded on as spinnerbait or jig-blade trailers
Shakey Head rig
One cool way is to add a swivel to the line about
6-8 inches in front of the Super Fluke. Use a No. 4 to No. 10 size brass swivel,
or a Sampo X5R or X6R swivel.
Because the weight of the swivel and the hook slowly takes the Super Fluke down
when you stop twitching it, vary the size for a slower or faster drop.
The swivel also prevents twisting.
Another great technique is combing a Super Fluke with a jighead. One of the most
simple options is the round ball jighead, rigged as an open hook or Texas-rigged
like a shakey worm.
Thread the Super Fluke on the hook and secure it on the lure keeper or with a
dap of Super Glue.
Because of its streamlined design, the Super Fluke works great around vegetation
and wood cover. It can be twitched around the edges or, if the cover isnt too
thick, cast into the
thick stuff and worked out to look like a zipping, darting minnow. With five
sizes to choose from you easily can match the forage.
Cast and let it fall to the bottom. Twitch it, nudge it, pop it and let it fall.
Give it subtle action so the head stays on the bottom, as if it were feeding,
the Super Fluke tail sticks up and a bass thumps it.
When to Fish Poppers
Poppers are best used when the fishing conditions are ideal. The topwater lure
requires a high level of energy expenditure from the fish as they travel from
the depths to the surface for the lure. Many fish species will only make the
aggressive strike when the water temperatures are ideal. This is especially true
for bass, panfish, pike and trout. Use poppers during the warm summer months for
bass, panfish and pike. Use them when water temperatures range from 55 to 65
degrees for trout.
Popper Fishing Retrieves
Numerous retrieves are possible with a popper with the effectiveness of
each changing by the day. The key to success is experimenting and changing
the retrieve until you find the best option for that day. Start with a slow
retrieve, making the lure dive and pop one time followed by a pause of
several seconds. This makes the lure look wounded and attracts some of the
more cautious fish. Gradually add speed to the retrieve with each cast until
you are retrieving and popping the lure at a consistent pace without
pausing. The faster pace retrieve attracts the more aggressive and
opportunistic fish. Also, jerk the tip in a low sweeping motion to increase
the noise and wake during the retrieve.