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Gear Review: Spro Fat Papa Walker

WHAT IS IT?

SPRO Fat Papa Walker

WHAT SETS IT APART?

SPRO’s objective here was to create a multi-faceted walking topwater bait appealing to largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass wherever they roam. The resulting Fat Papa Walker varies from the traditional cigar-shaped walker. It’s set apart by including a distended belly that pushes water and allows the angler to create a wide gliding motion with minimal effort. Experienced anglers will find that they can make this bait perform a range of fish-tempting tricks, while beginners learn to walk this bait with ease.

HOW DO I USE IT?

At 130 millimeters and 7/8 ounce, the SPRO Fat Papa is a little larger than the average walk-the-dog topwater bait, so it’ll cast farther and present a more enticing profile. Designed with a cupped mouth, this bait will chug and spit when worked with sharp forward snaps. Also, the dual rattle chambers enhance the appeal with sound patterns that grab a fish’s curiosity. Available in eight colors, this bait sports two Gamakatsu trebles on the belly and a feathered Gamakatsu treble on the tail.

HOW MUCH?

$15.50

MORE INFORMATION:

Spro.com

ANGLER’S INSIGHT:

This bait was designed for the tough conditions of glassy calm, sunny days when the fish can see long distances and they’re just not falling for the same old same old. With a diverse option of retrieve styles, from super aggressive, to soft and subtle, the SPRO Fat Papa Walker looks to be one of those go-to baits you can tie on and fish throughout the day’s changing conditions. Particular scenarios in which this one should stand out: Summer on herring lakes and fall schooling.