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Popping corks

post #1 of 6
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A few years ago, on trip down south, I fished with a guide for reds, snook and speckled trout. The rigs consisted of a rubber Gulp bait, suspended below a popping cork. Cast out, the cork was popped on the surface during the retrieve. I must say it was deadly. I guess the popping of the cork brought attention to the Gulp plastic below.

Wondering if anyone has ever tried this in our area for bass.... I bet it would work in a back bay type situation. Whadaya think?
post #2 of 6
Here they call them snapper poppers.
Instead of gulp there is a little surgical tube and hook.
Stands up to the little yellow eyed demons better.
They work.
post #3 of 6
Yeah same thing a the snap popper like he said above but i use what is call a casting egg. just a wooden egg and a leader with a fly, small plastic ect.
post #4 of 6
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A few years ago, on trip down south, I fished with a guide for reds, snook and speckled trout. The rigs consisted of a rubber Gulp bait, suspended below a popping cork. Cast out, the cork was popped on the surface during the retrieve. I must say it was deadly. I guess the popping of the cork brought attention to the Gulp plastic below.
Wondering if anyone has ever tried this in our area for bass.... I bet it would work in a back bay type situation. Whadaya think?

Just watched this, This am on the Saltwater Exp. They were doing this for Red fish.... It was working great, Wonder how that would do for stripers in the area.
post #5 of 6
It works occasionally on bass. but with the right hook and plastic it works on blues (they never learn). I also have used them with snappers as live bait and hooked fluke. But I think it was more the bait then the popping cork in the case of fluke. I have also hooked a few weakfish with them. As for something that works on bass I second the casting egg. can be a bass killer at times.
post #6 of 6
They can and do work here. Down south they are used because of the poping or snapping of shrimp. They also use those "clatter" corks with beads.
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