Berkley® Gulp!® Saltwater 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
As good as live
I've kept a pack or two of the 3" new penny shrimp in my tackle box for a couple years now. This bait consistently puts fish in the boat when other plastics won't . Beyond this, it is capable of going bite for bite with live bait under the right conditions.
Fish them under a cork, free-line them over grass, jig or carolina rig them. Regardless of how you fish them, they work. Specks & Redfish love these things.
May 18, 2014
One of the problems fishing live shrimp in salt water is that pin fish and other nuisance fish constantly rob your hook. You end up spending a lot of time baiting your hook. Gulp shrimp help with that problem in that they appeal to large size fish and it is a lot more difficult for the smaller, nuisance fish to take it off the hook.
March 31, 2014