Berkley Gulp! Hellgrammites
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When fishing for crappie, bluegill, bream, and perch, Berkley®'s Gulp!® Hellgrammites have lifelike detail that mimics these species' natural prey. If you're unfamiliar with the term, Hellgrammite is the aquatic larva of the Dobsonfly, or basically a nymph. Made from all-natural ingredients, these 100% biodegradable baits are loaded with Berkley's powerful, patented scent. Soft and durable, Gulp! Hellgrammites release a whopping 400 times more fish-attracting scent that conventional plastic baits.
- Realistic detail mimics natural prey
- Patented Gulp! Scent technology
- 400 times more scent dispersion
Berkley Gulp! Hellgrammites
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
Super trout bait!
i use these for trout in small streams with rapids! Just rig them on a 1/16 oz. jig and let it go with the flow of water until you reach rocks or small boulders that hold trout! Them stop the bait and wait and see if there is a trout hiding behind it waiting for a meal to go by! With the great selection of colors that Berkley offers, matching the hatch is pretty easy! Try'em they work!
November 11, 2013
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