Megabass PopX Top Water Popper
Megabass PopX Top Water Popper, introduced in 1996, has a gill-system and attention to detail that set this lure apart from conventional poppers. But the real magic of the PopX is the Megabass original Side-Stepping Balancer (PAT.) system, which features a fixed tungsten weight at the tail, and a spherical tungsten balancer towards the front that can only move from side to side. This channels the weight's movement laterally, combining the spitting action of a popper with a truly unique rolling-dog-walk action.
Of course, the PopX can be worked like a regular popper, but unlike a conventional popper, which only splashes, the patented gill system of the PopX has two slits that allow for water to pass through, creating a more organic surface disturbance. In addition, the mouth of the PopX is designed to maximize the spitting distance that can be achieved with each twitch, resulting in considerable water-displacement.
For best results, twitch the PopX so that it moves about three inches at a time. At this pace, the PopX will spit water about 10 inches, creating the impression of a wounded baitfish. Early mornings and cloudy days are particularly effective times to fish the PopX. Megabass suggests fishing the lure around grass beds, points, or down shoreline cover.