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PENCIL POPPERS FOR TOPWATER BASS

Pencil poppers are deadly lures for stripers and blues – if you know the best way to bring them to life. The Fisherman’s New England editor, Toby Lapinski, shows how.
By Toby Lapinski
Tags: surf
When striped bass are chasing bigger baits like mackerel or bunker up close to the surface, the pencil popper is about the most effective and exciting lure you could present. Plus, most pencils cast a mile, making them an ideal plug selection when trying to reach that outside bar. Join The Fisherman's Toby Lapinski at the Cape Cod Canal has he demos the proper procedure for working a pencil, from the Cape to Cape May and anywhere you're chasing striped bass.