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Day 2 – October 24 @ 3pm CST
Day 1 – October 23 @ 3pm CST
Sturgeon Bay, WI plays host to the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge and the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament.
Major League Fishing pro Russ “Big Daddy” Lane is a big man with a big appetite for big bass. So when he needed a do-everything topwater walker for lunker bass from Florida to California, he enlisted the SPRO® engineers to build the Fat Papa Walker. This 130mm beast calls the meanest predators on your local lake to strike out of pure aggression.
Not only is the Fat Papa Walker slightly bigger than standard walk-the-dog topwaters, but unlike its cigar-shaped predecessors, it features a distinctly distended belly that pushes massive amounts of water. It enables anyone to create a wide “glide” without much effort. As a result, expert topwater anglers will be able to make it perform all sorts of fish-tempting tricks, while even rank beginners will get this baitfish imitator to work properly with minimal effort.
If the wide walking action was not enough to draw fish from a distance, the dual rattle chambers create an aggravating clacking noise that inspires vicious strikes. In addition to the unique body shape, the Fat Papa Walker also has a shallow cupped mouth, thus adding to the varied ways you can fish this big surface lure. You can chug it, twitch it or walk it violently, everything from the most aggressive action possible to the most subtle – the only thing that won’t be subtle is when a big bass inhales it. It’s equally effective on largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass, and don’t be surprised if a giant striper or muskie comes up to take a bite out of it. Combined with SPRO’s other purpose-driven topwater tools, this will complete your tournament-winning topwater arsenal.
The Fat Papa Walker is available in 8 proven colors, perfectly matched to different forage bases and water conditions, so you’ll always have the right tool for the job.
SPRO Fat Papa Walker 130 Features:
Action: Walk the Dog
The McStick 115 was designed by MLF Angler Mike McClelland. This jerkbait is designed to suspend at lower water temperatures for those finicky early and late season fish. The McStick 115 comes with 3 sticky sharp Gamakatsu treble hooks and is offered in an array of fish-catching colors. This great bait is now available in two new color patterns; matte shad, and perch.
Weight: 1/2 oz.
Size: 115 m
Hook: Gamakatsu #5 treble hooks
Depth: 0-3 ft.
Slow Floating and Shallow Diving
The SPRO Flappin’ Frog is a versatile, new topwater bait that can be fished around heavy cover and through open water. Comprised of a new floating elastomer material and fashioned with a 4/0 Gamakatsu hook, the Flappin’ Frog is a must-have bait for anglers of all skill levels!
• 65mm, 5/8 oz.
.• Hook: Gamakatsu 4/0 Nano Smooth Coating
• Topwater Buzzing Action
• TPE material allows for more durability
The Little John 50 was designed by B.A.S.S Elite Series Angler John Crews. The Little John 50 has a computer chip bill that is more durable than plastic, a silent weight transfer system using soft tungsten translates into incredibly long casts for a small crankbait. We used the world’s sharpest trebles made by Gamakatsu. The Little John crankbaits are the best shallow-running crankbait available and comes in an array of fish-catching colors.
Weight: 1/2 oz.
Size: 50 mm
Hook: Gamakatsu # 5 Round Bend treble hooks
Depth: 3-5 ft.
Soft Tungsten Weight Transfer System
Transfer System Enables Best Castability
The SPRO® engineers worked diligently to create the new Flappin’ Frog, part of the Essential series, extending the company’s footprint in the world of topwater with a frog meant to be buzzed. The skirted legs have been replaced by paddle-tailed appendages that can be buzzed across the surface or retrieved in a stop-and-go pattern. They’re deadly over thick cover and in open water alike. The frog is made of elastomer material, which makes it float and stretch. They’re deadly over thick cover and in open water alike.
As with the other SPRO frogs, a key part of the Flappin’ Frog’s effectiveness is that it’s built around a Gamakatsu Nano-Coated Superline Double Frog Hook that gives a weedless presentation as well as increases hookup percentage without risk of bending out. The frog’s body is built of a floating elastomer material, so when a fish strikes half-heartedly or misses the lure, you can stop it in its tracks and tempt it to come back.
The Flappin’ Frog makes a ruckus, whether retrieved at rocket speed or slowly walked back. The legs kick and buzz with only the slightest forward movement, and savvy anglers can mix up their retrieves until they find out what bass want on a particular day.
Matching the hatch is important for anglers looking to trigger fish into biting. Having the right color pattern to match the baitfish and forage in a given fishery is the key to unlocking the code in most scenarios. SPRO has added a new color to the Little John and Aruku series of baits, Pearl Shad. Pearl Shad is the ideal baitfish imitator for anglers to tie on and get bites!