Berkley Gulp! Hellgrammites
I am dumb founded as to why Berkley discontinued the black olive 3 inch hellgrammite won quite a few tournaments on that bait would like to know why as far as I am concerned you can get rid of the green pumpkin and the black , black olive out performed them both truly dissatisfied
November 12, 2014
My favorite bait...period
Bought these a while back and decided to try them out. Glad I did! Caught 2 nice bass and a pile, I mean a pile of crappie! People were looking at me like 'wow'. Rigged them with a 1/32 jighead and the fun began. My new favorite bait.
May 8, 2014
Easy to use!
Bought these last week. Finally got them out on the water, my wife hooked up with a nice smallmouth first cast! Ended the day with about 25 total and only used two baits from the package.
June 12, 2014
Not a Berkley fan
However, I contacted BPS to see if they would start stocking this. And the outstanding BPS customer service helped and got this product in. When I first got this, I wasn't sure how to rig it. I used it on a drop shot but the results were tremendous. The other way I rigged it was Texas without pegging the weight. That had some really good results too.
I used this in a river area as well as a lake. For the lake, I kept it a little closer to me so it was more vertical and used it to relate to structure. For the river areas, I would throw it out and give a slight hop every few seconds to let the current take the bait down. It was not early enough in the season for me to catch trout but I had some incredible days catching bass (smallmouth really like this more than the largemouth). The only advice I would give you is not to leave the bait on the hook when not fishing. It dries up and becomes very difficult to take off the hook. What I did was use a Tupperware type container, dumped all of the bait (and juices) in there. I mixed all my colors in there and allowed them to be moist at all times.
The size of the bait works best with 2/O hooks but can be stretched to 3/O. The colors for the NH area were Green Pumpkin (which worked for the earliest part of the season), black (the most effective), black (with red flakes). I would suggest getting at least one black of anything else.
I would also say that experimentation is also fun. See what you can do with this bait to catch something. It is fun to use and the bait has a better chance of not getting ripped up. However, Berkley's customer service is not very good so please keep that in mind when purchasing this from them.
October 1, 2012