The new Spro Rat

I’ve known Bill Siemantel for close to 20 years now and he is unquestionably the most innovative lure designer and “out of the box” thinker I’ve ever met.

His tournament wins in California and Nevada are legendary and his Big Bass Zone (BBZ) books and videos are cutting edge.

Had a great visit with Bill this morning and got the “inside scoop” on his new Spro Rat.  If you think it is only for giant largemouth, wait until you hear the stories about smallmouth, northerns and muskies eating this thing.

Bill’s headed to Great Bear Lake in a couple of weeks time and is going to throw it up there for lake trout and pike.  They’re going to crush it.

The real story, though, is the “out of the box” thinking that went into this thing.  I’ll tell it to you when I get back home.

Bill Siemantel with one of the new Spro Rat baits
Bill Siemantel with one of the new Spro Rat baits

Gord Pyzer

Gord Pyzer

Fishing Editor Gord Pyzer is widely regarded as Canada's most scientific angler. Known in fishing circles as Doctor Pyzer, he worked for 30 years as a senior manager with Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources before devoting all his energies to fishing. A member of the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, the award-winning writer is also an internationally sought out speaker, tournament angler and field editor with In-Fisherman Magazine and Television. As well, he co-hosts the Real Fishing Radio Show with Bob Izumi. Catch Gord on the Outdoor Journal Radio Show live every Saturday morning 8:05AM EST. If you're in southern Ontario, tune your radio to Sportsnet 590 The FAN AM or visit and listen live online.

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