Pop fishing or "popping" is one of the most exciting ways to fish as you can witness all the action close to the surface of the water.

This style of fishing involves dragging a lure known as a popper across the surface of the water with a short sharp retrieving action. The lure slaps against the water creating a popping sound and fires up nearby fish.


Equipment required for Popping

To target fish using the popping technique you will require a rod that has the ability to cast long distances, a reel that can retrieve the popper with speed and standard line to suit your fishing environment.

The lure used is known as a popper, as thanks to its unique shape at the front of the lure, it is able to create a unique and enticing sound for nearby fish.

Species to target when Popping

There are a lot of species to target: Pike, Black Bass, GT, Dentex, Bluefish, Kingfish, Tuna, Saratoga, Barramundi, Striped Bass and any fish species that are often found close to the top of the water surface.

Best Places to try Popping

Any area that has either rock structure, a wreck close to the surface or a reef environment is great for using a popper lure to target fish species.

Locations such as New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, United States, Zanzibar and Papua New Guinea are great areas. 

Best Popping Fishing Charters

Miramar II Puerto Vallarta fishing

Miramar II

12 39,37 ft

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MX)

From 353,68
Dona Pas Cabo San Lucas fishing

Dona Pas

3 26,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 884,20
Manou1 Madagascar fishing Charter captain Manou  avatar


5 36,09 ft

Madirokely, Madagascar (MG)

From 625,00
Keen-M Isla Mujeres fishing Charter captain Anthony Mendillo Jr. avatar


4 41,00 ft

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya (MX)

From 663,15
Speedwell Cabo San Lucas fishing


6 39,37 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 1.105,25
G&T Fishing School & Charters Queensland fishing Charter captain Graham Knight avatar

G&T Fishing School & Charters

3 19,03 ft

Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland (AUS)

From 492,34
Pacific Dream Fishing Quepos fishing Charter captain Cédric Lageat avatar

Pacific Dream Fishing

3 23,00 ft

Quepos, Quepos (C.R.)

From 508,41
Lorraine Spain fishing


7 29,53 ft

Burriana Nova, Spain (ES)

From 420,00
Nauti Ventures Quepos fishing

Nauti Ventures

6 42,00 ft

Quepos, Quepos (C.R.)

From 1.414,72
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