Berkley® Gulp!® Goby
Good soft bait
Really liked this the first time I tried it. Threw it out there when nothing else was working, caught a couple northerns and couple large bluegills. Was pleasantly surprised the diverse amount types caught. Honestly I havent been a fan of the scented baits but will try then more often now.
May 18, 2008
If you are searching for lunker bronzebacks, this is the lure for you! I take three trips anually to Lake Erie for some smallmouth fishing. My number one bait of choice is a drop-shotted Berkley Gulp! Goby. The 4" size is perfect for the fat smallies, and the colors match the real thing perfectly. The Gulp! material, like on all the Gulp! baits, are super-soft yet very durable and last up to five thrashing smalles. The soft material and thin taper design makes for the best action of any goby bait I've ever seen. The Gulp! attractant makes fish want to hold on long enough to set a bone-jarring hookset even at deep Erie depths. My color of choice would be Green Pumpkin/Copper Flake. I fish my dropshot rigs on a Kistler Helium 2 LTX 6' 9" Medium spinning rod with a fast action rod with a Daiwa Fuego Spinning Reel, using 6lb. Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon and a 3/8 oz. dropshot weight. My other setup is a
G. Loomis 6'10" GLX Dropshot Mag-Light power Ex-Fast action spinning rod with a Shimano Stradic MgFa spinning reel and the same line. Use a #4-#2 size octopus or octopus circle hook and nosehook the Goby on a dropshot for best results.
September 22, 2007
Hottest Smallmouth Bait EVER !
Just got off the water today with my first bags of Berkley's hot new bait, The Goby . What a day ! I've used many of the Goby imitations, either Drop Shotted, or Carolina rigged, and this is by far the BEST I have ever used. When the Smallmouth hit this bait, they hold on to the bait SO LONG that it beyond belief. I was Drop shotting over 20' deep rock humps and wrecks in Lake Michigan, and Bays De Noc. I could not get them to go on our usual vertical tube presentation, and I knew they were down there. ( I dropped the camera on them) Out came the Gobies, and up came the Smallmouth!! Most fish were in the 3-4lb range, but we did have a brute or two follow hooked fish to the top.
I would highly reccomend these baits to anyone that fishes Smallmouth, expecially on the Great Lakes, to take a look at them.
September 4, 2007
Trophy on the shelf
First tourtoment for my wife and I finally toghter! 6AM very heavy thunderstorms 630 moderate 7 am fishing 830 no fish 845 goby in the hook 850 1st fish in the boat 10am weigh in1045 3 tropheys on the seat on the way home NIce to see the wife smile about fishing!!!
July 28, 2007