Poppers are one of the oldest styles of bass lures and they are still being made today. Still Very Effective! Over the years these lures have evolved in to all different shapes and styles, but what they all have in common is a bowl-shaped face on the front of the bait. This is what makes them “pop”.
Poppers are categorized as topwater lures, that when worked correctly makes a bass-attracting noise on the surface. It’s simply a splashing noise created when the lure is jerked, from the bowl-shaped mouth plowing across the water’s surface. There are different shapes, styles, and sizes that put out difference noises, but at the end of the day they are all designed to mimic a struggling baitfish on the surface.