The Fred Arbogast Hula Popper was introduced in the late 1940’s and continues to be a popular bait to this day. A very common lure, it is collectable because of its ease of acquisition and numerous colors. A common lure. Good older examples can fetch $10-20 but most sell for under $10.

A 1950’s catalog describes the Hula Popper as “has everything every fisherman could ask for in a top water lure. Can be plunked, popped, twitched or jerked to make noise or commotion on surface. Killer for big bass. Makes bass fighting mad. Equipped with small skirt.

Hula Popper – Casting Size 5/8 oz
Hula Popper – Light Tackle 1/4 oz
Hula Popper – Fly Rod 1/16 oz

Hula Popper Collection

Great Popper and Box

Fred Arbogast Hula Popper Red/White

Vintage Hula Popper Ad (1947 Hunting and Fishing)