HOW TO FISH THE SKITTER POP

When fish are aggressive or busting bait, use the “skitter” technique. This is a retrieve with a steady cadence (either slow or fast) while pumping the rod tip, creating a stop and start spitting commotion imitating a fleeing or wounded baitfish.

Another technique is popping the lure. This is done by giving the lure a sharp jerk and letting the lure rest while reeling in the slack. The lure will spit water quite a ways using this approach.

A third technique is twitching, which was made famous by the Original Floating Rapala. Fish the Skitter Pop in the same fashion, casting it out, letting the water calm and then twitching the lure on the surface. This will imitate a wounded baitfish or frog struggling on the surface.