Berkley Gulp! Floating Trout Worm
Only Floats without Hook
I bought these and the Power Eggs because I saw people using them for trout fishing, but i was never successful with these nor the power eggs. I was curious so i stuck a #12 hook in a worm and a power egg and put them in a bucket of clear water. They both sank immediately!! Without the hook they float just fine. With the hook they immediately sink. Dont believe me?? Try it! I do however recommend the salmon eggs. Those float even with a #10 hook. Everytime i use those i catch my limit. No surprise now that i know those actually float! I suppose these would work under a bobber but thats about it.
January 16, 2011
This stuff works! On a cold day with overcast, I caught 17 trout (all 1-4lbs), in a local lake in Pleasanton in two hours. I used a Carolina rig, with a 1/12 oz split shot, a red single egg hook (Gamakatsu, size 8), with a chartreuse power worm above a piece of chartreuse power bait that covered the hook. It killed them.
My buddy only used the power worms on his hooks, and although his hook up percentage was not as high as mine, he still caught ten himself.
The only knock on this product, is that after a few bites, the worms break in half, so make sure to buy two packs just in case.
January 3, 2010
Smelly little buggers
I've only taken these out one time so far, but they sure did attract every living thing in the lake. That Gulp solution is something else.
I haven't landed anything on them yet (poor rigging on my part) but I got tons of nibbles, and am confident that I will catch larger fish with these worms. Rigged wacky style on light tackle, or drop shot with light weight, these are going to be irresistible.
The only complaint I have about these is the fact that they will not 'float' with any tackle heavier than a size 10 hook. I'm going to try rigging them with a buried egg hook and see how well that works on the smaller fish.
For larger stocked trout, or for large holdover fish, these are killing it at the lakes. But if you are going for average (or smaller) stocked trout, try the Gulp earth worms. Same attractant, more action, smaller diameter, easier rigging.
December 14, 2010
It's the perfect artificial bait to dead fish for trout. Floats ahead of the weight as advertised for sure. Wife never had trout chase the bait like that before. Already bought more.
May 22, 2011