The lakes I fish regularly are loaded with Largemouth, Smallmouth & Rock Bass and we crush them on poppers. Mostly early and late in the day, but also during the middle of the day to a lesser degree. I like the Rebel Pop-R the best but the fish bite just as well on the cheap knock-offs I buy in bulk online. My son and I also catch the occasional chain pickerel & black crappie on the poppers. Last year my son caught a huge white perch on a Rapala popper while bass fishing.