Pop Max

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Pop Max

Postby BlaineFred » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:04 pm

My Pop Max doesn't pop very often...a Rebel Pop-R will pop much more frequently. Using 50 lb Sufix 832.

I keep reading about how great the Pop Max is, so I really want it to work.

Your views would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Pop Max

Postby jerkbait22 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:44 pm

It doesn't always give off that characteristic "bloop" that people think of or look for with poppers. However it sure as hell catches fish and big fish too. If you watch closely what it does is roll walks, or that's what megabass calls it I think. It gives off some commotion and roll/flash while barely moving forward. It's a deadly bait.

The first time I ever threw the pop max I had the same reaction as you. I was frankly dissapointed and didn't fish it again for a while. One day I decided to pull it out again and give it a fair shot, and I did real well with it. Since then it's been my go to popper, first one I always tie on. It's responsible for my current PB largemouth.

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Re: Pop Max

Postby BlaineFred » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:52 am

Thanks for the great info, jerkbait. We had the same experience.

What is the preferred color or colors?

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Re: Pop Max

Postby Rodster14 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:00 am

The best colors are Black Orochi, White Python, and Sexy French Pearl.

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Re: Pop Max

Postby BlaineFred » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:39 pm

I have the Black Orochi and White Python, and I will throw them in a local club tournament on Sept 9.

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Re: Pop Max

Postby jerkbait22 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:24 am

I like GG Bass. There was a recent article on the megabass website and the pros said GG Bass, White Python, and a bluegill color like Gill or Pumpkinseed.

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Re: Pop Max

Postby adam lancia » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:46 am

I found that too the first time I threw it and thought, "Man, I really screwed up..." However, I found that if I wanted it to give off that loud bloop, I really needed to snap the rod down sharply, and I'm using braid with a 17# mono leader and a 6'7" MHF Omen... I treat it sort of the way I treat a heavy topwater like a super spook with that rod, real gentle input for a more subtle lure movement and sharper ones to get it to be really aggressive.

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Re: Pop Max

Postby hotdogin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:40 am

What is the hook size of the rear trebles on the pop max and pop x?
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Re: Pop Max

Postby Rodster14 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:52 am

#6. I ordered some from Megabass. Somehow ordered 4 packs of two each. Oh well, I guess I will eventually use them. I'm convinced that the feathered tail on the Pop x is one of the big things that attract the fish to it.

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Re: Pop Max

Postby hotdogin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:09 pm

Rodster14 wrote:#6. I ordered some from Megabass. Somehow ordered 4 packs of two each. Oh well, I guess I will eventually use them. I'm convinced that the feathered tail on the Pop x is one of the big things that attract the fish to it.


Is the #6 for both the Max and X? I'm thinking about ordering some from them as well and want to get the correct sizes
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Re: Pop Max

Postby Rodster14 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:46 pm

I just went outside and checked for you and the ones on PopMax are a little bigger.

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Re: Pop Max

Postby jerkbait22 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:11 am

I believe the pop max has size #4 trebles.

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Re: Pop Max

Postby Drew03cmc » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:23 am

I just got a White Python bait and haven't tossed it yet. I can't wait.
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