Berkley® Gulp!® Floating Salmon Eggs
I have tried several of the artificial salmon eggs out there. None of them work half as good as these babies. I head out to a local dam on the Mackenzie river and just KILL the trout with this bait.
Two of these eggs in the dark red color on a #8 circle hook will land you a fish on every single cast. On one fine day this summer I boated more than fifty trout in one single Sunday afternoon.
I own a jar or two in every color, but the dark red is the consistent producer in my area. I have also had fine results mixing a red and a white egg.
Give these babies a try--you won't be sorry you did.
October 7, 2008
Works very well!!
Coming from the Virginia where I was used to warm water lake/pond fishing, I had no idea how to catch a trout. I have never had luck with preserved baits but decided to give these a try.
I had used salmon eggs and couldn't catch anything. These were brighter (I purchased the blaze orange) and float. I use it on my medium action spinning rod with an egg sinker above the hook. While reeling in steady and jerking the rod tip slightly I get these to bounce off of the bottom.
My first cast in the Truckee River in a spot that my friend said he had caught fish before, I got a 12" rainbow on my first cast. I went to the same spot the other day using the same method and got a bite my first cast, a fish the second, a fish the third and a fish on the sixth. I got another in about 10-15 more casts. This was all within a 15 minute period. The rainbows ranged from 8" to 14".
I didn't get anything else in same spot for the rest of the day but it could have been because 1) I changed baits (I wanted to see if the fish were biting because of this bait, or if they would hit anything else) or 2) because they just saw all of their buddies getting reeled to shore when they hit it.
I am going to try it again in a few days and go upstream and see if I can get more. I will make sure this stays in my tackle box for a long time coming!
September 15, 2008
I didn't have much luck using these for a while, until I figured out the right colors to use. Once I got the color down, these worked great! I like that they can be used over and over (unless a trout tears it off).
August 12, 2008
Best trout so far
I've used the Berkley Gulp Eggs since they first came out and they've proven to the best floating bait I've ever used.
Bought a jar at the local tackle shop before going up to Mammoth a couple of years ago. Went through a whole jar at Crowley. Two of us probably caught & released over 50 fish between us. We also had found a great spot that had more fish than any other place on the lake. No big 'Crowley' fish, but plenty of stocker-size fish. More fun than we've ever had on that lake in the last 25 years. Well, catching the 2 to 4 pounders is probably better, but on those days, we usually only catch 2-3 fish each.
Tried to get more Gulp Eggs up in Mammoth that trip, but no one had the bait in stock it at that time. Last year, most of the shops had it on their shelves. So did the Lake Crowley tackle shop.
It out-performed Power Eggs by a probably 2 or 3 to one that first time we used it. After that, we don't bother with the regular Power Eggs anymore.
Absolutely the best bait I've ever used.
More fish through better chemicals!
June 17, 2008