Gear Review: DOA PT-7

What is it?


What sets it apart?

DOA’s slogan for this bait says it all: Walk where no other topwater has walked before. Compact and durable, the PT-7 presents a sleek, aerodynamic body that facilitates the long casts often required to reach surface-feeding fish. The compact form also skips into tight places where baits with dangling trebles are less likely to go. DOA began as a saltwater company, so snook, redfish and speckled trout are all fair game for this bait’s walk-the-dog action, but bass anglers will find this a useful tool in everything from prespawn grass searching to the fall feeding frenzy.

How do I use it?

This 3-inch bait weighs 1/2 ounce and comes pre-rigged with a single premium 6/0 EWG hook. This needle point spring-screw hook keeps big fish buttoned up better than trebles. Available in 12 colors, the PT-7 comes two per pack with one bait rigged with rattle and hook and one unrigged with rattle only. Unrigged baits, replacement hooks and additional foam rattle inserts sold separately.

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Angler’s insight:

I’m certain of two things: If I can get a topwater walking bait under a dock, someone will bite it; however, if I try to send a treble hook lure under a dock, I will catch the dock. (If you can do this, good for you, I’m just being honest here. Don’t judge.) I see the DOA PT-Z as the great equalizer for this, and any scenario where dangling hardware becomes a liability. And in tidal fisheries, where bass target finger mullet and mud minnows along bank grass edges, hold on!