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Berkley® Gulp!® Saltwater Shrimp is without a doubt one of the most effective saltwater baits of all time. Designed to look, feel, smell, and move just like live shrimp - you can even fish with it the same way! Made to release 400 times more fish-attracting scent than other plastic baits, Saltwater Shrimp are 100% biodegradable, extremely durable and long-lasting.
Designed to look, feel, smell and move just like shrimp
Better then live bait
In a recent trip to the backwaters off Sanibel and Captiva Islands I had the oppurtunity to fish with my son-in-law. He was fishing a 3" Gulp Shrimp and I put on a 3" curly tail. Both were white in color. Within minutes of pulling onto a grass flat in about 3-5' of water with a incoming tide he started catching fish. What was amazing was the catch ratio with the gulp, which was about 3-4 fish to 1 on the curly tail. Sea Trout, Lady Fish, Spanish Makeral, and a occasional Squerial Fish was the mixed bag for the day.We thought this maybe just a one time occurance so over the next three outings that week we tried the same challange. We even tried a 4" shimp in a different color, and I fished the Gulp. The results where the same. Make sure when you are done with the Berkley Gulp shrimp to put it back into it's sealed bag to keep it smelling good!! I am totally sold on the Berkley Gulp shimp.
February 20, 2007
Gulp Shrimp Catches Catfish Too
I was fishing in my friend's pond for catfish and was not catching anything. I had gulp shrimp in the new penny color in my tackle box. I had caught many specks and reds with these artificial shrimp and with their strong scent I figured they could catch catfish too. Well I didn't have to work them at all. I just let it sit on the bottom and caught 3 large catfish. I caught a 12lb, 11.5lb, and a 7lb catfish all on the gulp shrimp. These shrimp are amazing. I used them to outfish livebait in the gulf a couple months ago, and now i used them to outfish live bait in a pond. Whether you are fishing for specks and reds or freshwater catfish, this bait will not let you down.
December 18, 2006
the gulp shrimp works on sea bass and rockfish on the bottom with a1 or 3/4 once weight
September 23, 2012
A necessary weapon
Fishing the flats in Tampa Bay, FL ideally you have live white bait, a gold spoon and Gulp! Going after spooky red fish, snook and sea trout, I really don't have a consistent favorite I bring them all and keep changing until the fish show a consistent preference. Most days Berkley Gulp catch fish as well as any other form of bait.
August 22, 2012
If you plan on using a jighead I suggest a Calcutta short shank jighead, a mission jighead, a StrikeKing flats jighead, or a DOA jighead. They are all great choices and an 1/8 or 1/4 should be fine under a cork.
If you want to go unweighted with a regular hook I strongly suggest a Owner Mutu Light circle hook, either a 1/0 or 2/0 hook. If you are more comfortable with a "j-hook", Mustad makes several bait keeper styles to hold your Gulp and make a quick stick.
will the 2 inch version catch smaller fish with a very high bite ration...normally i will fish with bloodworms and have a high high bite ratio per casts..probably 99 percent...will you get hit up like that and will you catch fish from which lengths and which species from land and jetties....white perch/striper.....
In the fall and winter when the stripers run up the river in fresh water here, we catch them on white gulp. I have also caught Largemouth bass with them and on the next cast catch a redfish on the gulp. Go figure.
perch, catfish, stripers, anything that eats shrimp and some stuff that doesn't. most predatory fish hit based on color and action so the saltwater/freshwater thing doesn't make a huge difference. i have done well with both in both types of water.
Drop shotting this bait works pretty well. I've used this technique to fish bridge pilings and caught sheepshead, catfish, and drum. I haven't caught any flounder with this method but I am sure it can be done. Good luck.
I'm going to try that soon myself. I think they will work great on a drop shot. Just make sure to get the right type of weight for the conditions (rocks, etc.) I'm going to use 1 - 2 ounce bottom bouncers to get thru the current and hopefully keep from hanging up so much.
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