The All-New SPRO Fat Papa Walker 130

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:

Size: 130mm
Weight:7/8 ounce
Depth: Topwater
Action: Walk the Dog

Two New Color Selections Added to the SPRO McStick 115 Lineup

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
Tantalizing Action

Kyle Welcher Breaks Down the SPRO Flappin’ Frog

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!

Specifications:

• 65mm, 5/8 oz.
.• Hook: Gamakatsu 4/0 Nano Smooth Coating
• Topwater Buzzing Action
• TPE material allows for more durability

Kyle Welcher Explains the Importance of the SPRO Little John

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

Michael Neal Discusses the SPRO Flappin’ Frog

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.

SPRO Creates New Pearl Shad Color Pattern

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!

Check Out the All-New SPRO Bronzeye Pop 40

SPRO’s Bronzeye Pop lineup has proven so incredibly effective for big bass anglers. Earlier this year, SPRO® introduced the larger Pop 70 for bass with a bigger appetite. New for 2021, SPRO introduces a diminutive size 40 model so anglers can continue to throw frogs to pressured fish.

While the Bronzeye Pop 40 is more compact than its brethren, it still has the same big-fish attracting qualities. The new Pop 40 features a Gamakatsu Nano Smooth Coated Superline Double Frog Hook, which gives a weedless presentation, increases hookup percentage, and doesn’t risk bending out.

The beauty of the Bronzeye Pop 40 is that it can be fished with a variety of techniques. It can be subtly twitched, stop and go retrieve, or can be popped aggressively. When worked properly, it will make just as much noise as any frog on the market. That means it will call fish from a distance or surprise them into striking reflexively. The only limitation is the angler’s imagination. The aerodynamic profile allows the lure to be fished on heavy tackle needed to winch giants out of thick greenery. This also allows the lure to be skipped easily under overhanging cover.

This new smallest version of the Bronzeye Pop lineup will initially be offered in 13 of SPRO’s proven frogging colors, so that anglers can imitate any forage. When fish are still looking up but don’t want a full-sized entrée, this should be the go-to topwater solution.

SPRO Bronzeye Pop 40 Features:

Weight: ⅕ oz.
Size: 40mm
Hook: Gamakatsu Nano-Coated Superline Double Frog Hook
Depth: Topwater
MSRP: $10.99

SPRO Little John Type R – New Rattling Version

The Little John Type R 50 crankbait was designed by B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler John Crews. This medium diver crankbait runs about 3-5 feet deep on 10 lb monofilament line to get down to those fish hanging in the mid-depth zone where predators like to feed. The Little John Type R 50 comes with those sticky sharp Gamakatsu treble hooks and in an array of fish-catching colors.

Weight: 1/2 oz.
Size: 50 mm
Loud Rattle Sound
Hook: Gamakatsu # 5 Round Bend treble hooks
Depth: 3-5 ft.

SPRO Pro Drew Cook Talks About the New Flappin’ Frog

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.

Learn About the New SPRO Carbon Blade with Pro Michael Neal

Because most bass anglers would fish 365/24/7 if they could, SPRO® expands their fishing season for when the water gets colder and the bass gets harder to entice. Spro’s new Carbon Blade baits offer an assortment of lure designs so anglers can easily modify them to enhance the baits for any fishing situation. Available in two sizes ½ and ⅜ ounce, and in 15 different colors, savvy anglers will have extreme versatility and nearly limitless combinations at their disposal.

“Blade baits have proven to be effective for colder water use, and the carbon fiber blank we use for the lure’s body along with tungsten head and Gamakatsu hooks combine for a great lure,” said SPRO’s Syd Rives. “But at SPRO, we take it all a step more by offering three connections points on the body, allowing anglers to go from a deep, tight action on the front, to shallower use with the middle connection point, and even to an aggressive light retrieve for a fall fishing vertical yo-yo retrieve. The Carbon Blade will cover it all.”

The 15 colors offered on all three sizes feature colors for bass fishing water from east to west, north to south, including Ayu, Crawfish Gold, Chrome Pink/Blue, Chrome, Delta Chrome, Gold Black, Icy Barbie, Magic Tiger, Nanko Reaction, Nasty Shad, Old Fire Tiger, Perch, Purple Rain, and Purple Tiger Chartreuse.

Features:

Size: (in ounces)1/2, ⅜ oz.

Body Material: carbon fiber blank, tungsten head

Hooks: Gamakatsu 3/8 or ½ depending on size

Colors: Ayu, Crawfish Gold, Chrome Pink/Blue, Chrome, Delta Chrome, Gold Black, Icy Barbie, Magic Tiger, Nanko Reaction, Nasty Shad, Old Fire Tiger, Perch, Purple Rain,Purple Tiger Chartreuse