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Best Popper Line

Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Line recommendations for using the Hard Topwater (Popping) technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

PowerPro Braid

$18.50 – $22.50

Reported by
Mark Ripp Outdoors

Black Hawk Lake (WI)

Mark Ripp Outdoors reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Popping) technique and PowerPro Braid on Black Hawk Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Water temps have cooled down to the low 70’s and stained clarity. Switched between a Jackhammer and a Spro E pop 80. Most of my fish came walking the popper at a brisk pace. "

Reported by
Chris Fiore

John H. Kerr Reservoir (NC, VA)

Chris Fiore reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Popping) technique and PowerPro Braid on John H. Kerr Reservoir. Additional comments from this report: "In the fall bass are feeding heavily on shad and blueback herring. focus on main lake points anywhere from 2ft-25ft of water. If the wind is blowing on it even better."

Reported by
Jaxon Heine

Fountain Lake (VA)

Jaxon Heine reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Popping) technique and PowerPro Braid on Fountain Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Topwater action!!"

Sufix 832 Braid

$15.99 – $109.99

Reported by
ryanbrandel

Woman Lake (MN)

ryanbrandel reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Popping) technique and Sufix 832 Braid on Woman Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Found an awesome topwater bite up in the north woods. Action was fairly consistent all day, but it really picked up in the evening. Fished shallow reed pockets with long casts, and caught so many I lost count. Fun trip!"

Reported by
Jacob Bros

Pokegama Lake (MN)

Jacob Bros reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Popping) technique and Sufix 832 Braid on Pokegama Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Found smallmouth in 6-10' of water. Most fish came chasing baitfish on flats. "

Reported by
Ways Raasch

Arrowhead Lake (IA)

Ways Raasch reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Popping) technique and Sufix 832 Braid on Arrowhead Lake. Additional comments from this report: "It was low light conditions and you would have to cast that popper right up next to the laydown right on the bank and just pop it a couple of times and let it pause. They would just crush it on the pause. I was using 30 lb braid to a foot to foot and a half of monofilament. That would allow the braid to not tangle around any of the treble hooks. I also put a Duolock Snap on that popper because it doesn't come with a split ring on the line tie, I feel it gives a little bit better action. I was fishing it on a 7' medium baitcasting rod with a 7.1. reel. The cast was extremely important, you almost had to hit the bank and the laydown!"

Berkley Trilene XT

$9.99

Reported by
Kail’s Fishing Reports

Kabetogama Lake (MN)

Kail’s Fishing Reports reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Popping) technique and Berkley Trilene XT on Kabetogama Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Mid summer mornings with no wind look for reefs that top out at 5’-10’. Try surface baits, toss them out on the reef tops and slowly pop them back to the boat. When the smally hits wait a couple seconds before setting the hook. I like to use braid and tie 5' - 8' of mono to it, it acts like a shock absorber. Good luck."

Reported by
Mitch Bradshaw

Lake Vermilion (MN)

Mitch Bradshaw reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Popping) technique and Berkley Trilene XT on Lake Vermilion. Additional comments from this report: "We found a good Smallmouth bite during the mornings of 6/5 and 6/6. We got out early to beat the heat and fished until about 10:30am. The water temps in the main lake had gone up by over 10 degrees from 5/31 to 6/5. Main Lake was 68-69 to start the day and was up to 72 in the afternoon. Bays were reading 72-73 in the morning. This quick warmup seemed to put a wrap on the spawning activity as the fish we caught seemed post spawn (we found one fish holding to a bed but weren't actively looking either). My damage was done almost equal parts Popper and Hair but the nod goes to the Popper. Basically fishing topwater on the shallow shorelines or the ones with laydown structure and then slow retrieving the hair on the deeper shorelines. "

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12lb / Clear

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