When the fish blitz on the surface, like they often do, I opt for poppers. I’m a big fan of those savage, heart-stopping surface strikes. Honestly, it doesn’t matter too much which poppers you choose, but I really like the Guides Secret Baby Bottle Pop. It’s nice and small — about the same size as a peanut bunker — yet it’s relatively heavy, so you can cast it pretty darn far. That thing pushes a lot of water on the retrieve and makes a ton of noise. If you work it slow and steady, it acts like a swimming plug. And for the times when the fish seem a little less aggressive, I like the 6-inch Cotton Cordell Pencil Poppers. These lures imitate a wounded bunker well.