REBATE Berkley® Gulp!® Minnow
- Excellent for jigging or fishing drop-shot rings
- Durable and realistic
- Split tail and powerful scent
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 98 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by ksbassman1976 Not so sure I have used Berkley for many years and im kind of disappointed with this bait. It is realy good has a good twitchin g action and catches big fish. What is wrong is its not very durable and pulls down the hook after usualy one fish sometimes two. March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SherriLouise Berkley Gulp Alive Better than Live My husband is so excited about these. He said they're the best thing since sliced bread. He changed up from Gulp Alive to live minnows and back to Gulp Alive. No takers on the live minnows but he was catching crappie with the Gulp Alive. He's sold! March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Schreffsreef AWESOME Was using the 2.5" Smelt color here in PA last week. I out fished my buddy, who was using real minnows. He went through about 10 minnows compaired to my 3. Worth every penny and then some.... LOVE IT!! October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by troutman217 amazing!!!!!! I am constantly going to my local dock to fish for bottomfish such as bullheads and flounder. I have already reported how good the powerbait was. but when i used it this summer it seemed like the fish got over it. So I started using this with a 1/4 to 1 ounce of weight to get down. And the second it's down their my rod tip will just start bumping up and down. But the hook usually misses, I might only get 4 fish out 50 strikes. So I recommend you use the end or just add a trailer hook. And when I went to alaska I was caught 4 greenling in maybe lest then a half hour which is becausei only could catch them so quick as they swallowed my hook. August 19, 2012
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Details:Today I came across the o-wacky tool for putting o-rings on senko and sticko plastic baits to make them last longer verses being shredded by the hook passing through.
Do you use the o-wacky tool on the Gulp Minnos as well?
A:yes possibly, but the lure is so soft giving it amazing action it is possible it would help. This lure is so life like in the water due it's softness, plus you add the scent factor, it generates many more strike than most soft baits out there.
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A:I use the O-Wacky tool to put rings on plastic worms that aren't too durable and get ripped up if a hook is just stuck through the bait. Yamamoto and Kinami baits fit in the less-durable category, but have many other advantages that make them an otherwise superior bait. An o-ring around such baits allows them to last a lot longer. Gulp, on the other hand, is a super durable bait, and doesn't really benefit from the application of an o-ring. If you want to wacky rig a Gulp minnow, just stick the hook through the bait.
A:I don't. They work best when for me when hooked sideways, through the gills. I fish them with just enough weight to make it possible to cast them. I think a wacky ring would slip off them, and also make them look very unnatural.
Details:I live in Lancaster, pa and plan on going trout fishing (april 2nd) and was wondering if this would be good trout bait.
A:Sorry for the late response, but YES.... Trout love these. Get the 2.5" Smelt.
A:yes because it looks like the baby bait fish.
A:I would think so. It was July when I fished them, but the water levels ranged on the high side, due to frequent rain and thunderstorms. I did not have any luck at immediately post-thunderstorm flood levels, but as soon as the level started going down, the were dynamite. I didn'd fish them on drought-level streams, as rainfall kept the levels up the whole month of July.
A:it'll work with both! i usually get mostly bass
A:I use the 2 1/2 inch mode. They come in a plastic envelope and don't get bent up. Just a silly idea, probably, but do you think that placing them all head-down in the jar would work? I've never seen them in a jar, but would think that if tail-down the weight of the minnow would bend the tail and maybe make it take a "set" if left that way long enough.
A:Works well on both. Think about it all fish eat samller fish. A Minnow is a small fish so other fish want to eat it.
Details:How do you straighten out the bent and crooked ones. I bought 4" pints, and as many as half had a bend in them that wouldn't come out. I tried the old "microwave trick" like I used to use with bent plastic worms, but I wind up throwing away far too many or I cut them into pieces and use the chunks on hook shanks of other plastics just for the scent.
A:Mine get Jacked up all the time from fish, I don't worry that much about them being perfectly straight, gives them their own unique injured minnow movement and doesn't seem to keep repeat offenders from getting on the hook.
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A:I've had the same problem and i couldn't find a way to straightened the, but i have used the bent ones and they work just as good if not better with a jig head or texas rig
Details:I see everyone citing bass and walleye, but nobody has mentioned lake trout or landlocked salmon. Where I fish, smelt is the main forage for both trout and salmon, the color is clearly good, but is the scene made specifically for warmwater species or is it universal?
A:I think it's just a case of if the fish you are in front of and are after eats shad, it will eat this.
A:Larmer: They sure worked well on native brookies in northern Aroostook County (Presque-Isle,Caribou areas) just across the border from New Brunswick. I caught more 7-12" native brookies stream fishing a 2 1/2 " Gulp Minnow in smelt color than I could shake a stick at. I have fished all my life (60 years), and never found a trout bait that can touch this minnow. Seems like they would work on lake trout and salmon.
A:The 3" gulp will catch anything. I have caught every freshwater species even pike when they dont brake you off. They also work in brackish waters for rock fish, there is no limit.
Details:in the 3" size...what hook and size of hook would you recommend for this bait? A recommendation on both a jig and hook would be great
A:I use a #1 or 2 thin wire hook. Works fine on a 2 foot leader attached to a swivel with a 3/8 oz bullet weight. I use this setup in very swift water.
A:I use a #6 gold aberdeen hook for the 2 1/2 " size. I tried the 3" size also, same hook. The 6-12" native brookies I stream fish for were very difficult to get hooked on 3"'ers, but were easily hooked on the 2 1/2 inch size. I hooked them sideways, through the "gills".
I have never fished them on jigs, but I would think that the smallest size that would get down to the proper depth and leave enough barb available for a good hookset would work. One neat thing I noticed was that, in streams anyway, they work at all levels - top, middle and bottom. They work well "deadsticked", just laying on the bottom, and they also work well when you allow the current to move them along, with a little twitch every few seconds. Aside from using an oversize hook or way too heavy a weight, I think it would be hard to fish them improperly.
A:Try a 1/16 tube jighead the shanks are a little longer. Drops slow with this rig.Also the hook comes out more towards the rear of the bait.I use tub head jigs for the longer shank. Or make your own I do sometimes.
A:I use a 1/32 to 1/16 ounce plain jig. The jig does not over power the bait. and it sinks slowly for a natural presentation.
A:i use a 2/0 gamakatsu octopus hookand wacky rig it
A:I place a bullet sinker, one you would use bass fishing with a plastic worm and then tie on a swivel, one without a fastener. Next tie on a 2 foot leader with a #1 or #2 thin wire hook. Thread the 3 inch minnow on the hook with the barb coming through the belly.
A:Depends on where and what your fishing for.
A:You just string it on like you would a grub. The collor wold just depend. The collors I would use would be red, chartruese and white. The weight would depend on how deep. If its within about 10 feet I would use 1/8 oz. and to about 18 feet 1/4 or 3/8 oz. If I would go any deeper I would usualy use a drop shot method and watch your electronics to see exacly how deep the fish are. Hope this helps.
A:i use just a small 1/32 yellow and green jig head and it worked fantastic
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