Poppers come in all sizes and can be used for targeting kingfish, tuna, and kahawai.
What gear do I need to fish with Poppers? Pencil poppers like the Lazerlite can be fished on light gear up to 15kg, these poppers are great for targeting kahawai and smaller Tuna boiling on the surface. Poppers are used for targeting surface feeding predatory fish, 24kg + gear is advised for larger poppers. The rods that are used for poppers are mid to fast cast action and are usually about 8 foot long. This length allows log casts ensuring the popper stays in the water for longer. Braid is the preferred line for fishing poppers but is not necessary.
How do I fish Poppers? Fishing with poppers is straight forward simply set your boat to drift past a boil up, or white wash around rock and cast past the boil up or into the wash and fast retrieve.