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slyck

Joined: 11/18/2010
Posts: 43
 posted 09/13/2011 02:06 PM  

I would like to hear feedback about using poppers at night. It is not something I have done, but is there a time or condition where it makes sense?
 
blitzking


Joined: 05/28/2008
Posts: 678
Location: Earth
 posted 09/13/2011 02:23 PM  

Sinking SS poppers, they swim great. I hear all black is the color to have, but I've had success with the yellow and all white.up
 
Sudss


Joined: 02/19/2010
Posts: 299
Location: south shore
 posted 09/13/2011 03:03 PM  

good read

http://surfcastersjournal.com/blog/?p=5078
 
slyck

Joined: 11/18/2010
Posts: 43
 posted 09/13/2011 03:58 PM  

good read

Very interesting. That's sounds like many years of experience. Thanks for sharing.
 
killatoyota4569


Joined: 06/19/2008
Posts: 1685
Location: Farmingdale, Ny
 posted 09/14/2011 09:35 AM  

Go to the beach at night, Bring your plug bag a few poppers and fish.

See if you catch fish, see what type of reaction from the fish you get.

See how the popper holds up at night.

Best information that you can get pretty much, People will tell you THIER EXP. Not always helpful since you dont know the cond. they were fishing, where they were fishing etc....

Best thing to do is hit the suds and TRY!! upup




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denw72


Joined: 08/30/2007
Posts: 1287
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
 posted 09/14/2011 09:53 AM  

i have done well swimming a popper very slow across the surface with an occasional pop in shallow water.


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tman1

Joined: 11/01/2002
Posts: 918
Location: West Sayville, NY
 posted 09/14/2011 12:58 PM  

You can swim Pencil poppers with a slow steady retrieve similar to a floating needlefish plug.
 
RichTrox
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 posted 09/14/2011 02:42 PM  

Or drag the pencil popper across the top of the water in a stop and go manner. Some very well known surf guys used ONLY this method for pencils. They likened the rod jerking, walk the dog retrieve to beating the bishop, or is it punishing the pope.Toungue


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BASSSURF

Joined: 02/15/2008
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 posted 09/14/2011 04:23 PM  

Rich have you tried that method during the day as well?


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 posted 09/15/2011 02:11 PM  

The only day fishing I do is if I'm out all night until the sun comes up, which happens often.Wink

If I'm on the beach (near my buggy) I might throw a popper on if fish are still around, but I don't normally carry any in my night bag. I don't fish pencils at all, but the late Al Bentsen told me that was the way he (and some others) fish them.


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Slug1959


Joined: 10/13/2009
Posts: 426
Location: Rockville Centre
 posted 09/15/2011 03:21 PM  

I like a stubby Gudebrod Troublemaker style popper (that brand was weakly constructed), which FLOATS, is uniform in diameter and has a very pronounced concave face. In calmer flat water you violently give a short jerk (rod low and off to the side) to make the lure "glug" keeping sure to avoid line slack. Wait awhile while still slowly reeling, glug again. A teaser works well with that presentation also. RM Smith makes a beauty in the "bathroom door" popper but they ain't cheap.


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BASSSURF

Joined: 02/15/2008
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 posted 09/15/2011 11:00 PM  

Thanks Rich. As I get more and more into this I realize more and more the importance of fishing late at night. Unfortunately, now being in college, I just have to get out there when I can, and those hours are usually not in the middle of the night. But I will try to make the best out of the times I can get down to the water. If the fishing is good, then that's great. If not, it's still better than sitting in the classroom.


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blitzking


Joined: 05/28/2008
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Location: Earth
 posted 09/16/2011 12:34 AM  

BASSSURF wrote:

Thanks Rich. As I get more and more into this I realize more and more the importance of fishing late at night. Unfortunately, now being in college, I just have to get out there when I can, and those hours are usually not in the middle of the night. But I will try to make the best out of the times I can get down to the water. If the fishing is good, then that's great. If not, it's still better than sitting in the classroom.



You have college classes at 3a.m. ????ToungueToungue Who needs sleep anywaydown
 
RichTrox
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 posted 09/16/2011 01:35 AM  

Fish will always be there

Get your education while you have the energy and brain power to do so. It will pay you back with a life time of opportunities to fish at night, instead of working a second job to put your kids through college.Wink

Sounds like you have your priorities in order.up


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