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#6307672 - 06/17/11 04:36 PM H2O top water popper?
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Whats some feed back on the H2O popper vs some of the other major brands?

like this bait,


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#6307682 - 06/17/11 04:38 PM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: lure buddy]
RJF1423 Offline
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I have been told by a few different people that they sit weird on the water. Haven't tried one myself though.
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#6307688 - 06/17/11 04:41 PM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: RJF1423]
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Granbury
Great bait,I throw one every morning I go out..You will need to replace both hooks as they are alittle weak and bend pretty easily.

#6311056 - 06/18/11 11:09 PM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: Chris Borden]
sexyshad Offline
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Registered: 05/20/08
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I love the poppper I have used many different ones and for the price prefer it over Yellow Magic not saying its as good but for the money its great.

#6311075 - 06/18/11 11:20 PM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: sexyshad]
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Registered: 11/09/07
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Loc: Alabama
One of my favorites. Bone and the black with white ribs have done best for me.

#6311186 - 06/19/11 01:48 AM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: mutantslinger]
superfamous Offline

Registered: 03/17/11
Posts: 188
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Second favorite popper behind the yellow magic, and I usually throw a popper first every time out.

I've got about 10-12 of them, and haven't had any problems with the hooks, but I guess you could upgrade them if you wanted. The finish has also been decently durable (mouth keeps paint better than the yellow magic, while the ym side and bottom finish holds up a little better than these). At 1/3 the cost, I don't feel guilty throwing these into some hairy shiz or letting the girlfriend toss it around.

They have a softer retrieve similar the ym, where it slides and spits instead of chugs and bloops like a pop-r. You can get it to bloop if you really jerk it, but I've done best with softer, quicker jerks on the retrieve.

Most productive colors have been ghost minnow, that sunfish color above (awesome finish) and the bone. I'm sure you could get bit on any of them though, they're great baits at that price.

#6311260 - 06/19/11 05:55 AM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: superfamous]
Justin DuBose Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
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Loc: Grapevine, Texas
I think its a great bait!!!

#6311273 - 06/19/11 06:12 AM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: Chris Borden]
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Originally Posted By: cborden
Great bait,I throw one every morning I go out..You will need to replace both hooks as they are alittle weak and bend pretty easily.

If those are sitting weird in the water put about 2 Suspend Dots side by side at the bottom rear of the bait and that should fix it.

Edited by Fishin Machine (06/19/11 06:45 AM)

#6311285 - 06/19/11 06:39 AM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: Fishin Machine]
Jigfish Offline
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Registered: 02/28/03
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I throw one all the time. great bait for the price.

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#6311475 - 06/19/11 08:56 AM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: Jigfish]
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Registered: 04/21/05
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Loc: Crandall, TX
I have a couple and they look great. Just can't put my Yellow Magic away to give them a try.

#6312435 - 06/19/11 04:14 PM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: Big Red 12]
joho5 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 2419
Loc: Abbott, TX
I caught 4 bass last year that was 7 pounds are better on the h2o popper...the ayu color. I put a bigger hook up front so it digs a little better.

Edited by joho5 (06/19/11 04:15 PM)

#6312452 - 06/19/11 04:24 PM Re: H2O top water popper? [Re: joho5]
melz Offline

Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 172
Loc: calif
Are you getting any closer with the opening of Freedom Rods ?


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