Berkley's Gulp! baits are a substantial improvement over plastic bait technology. To attract fish and get them to feed, you have to appeal to their senses of smell and taste, technically known as chemoreceptors. Berkley has effectively bridged the gap between live and artificial baits with the Gulp! baits. Gulp! baits are very similar in texture and chemical potency to live bait, but have all the shape, action, and color advantages of soft plastics. Gulp! actually releases 400 times times faster than equivalent plastic baits with a scent trail so intense, fish sense it from much farther away. And it is 100% biodegradable.
Berkley's Gulp! Turtle Back Worm offer incredible flavor attraction, and sport a permanent ''humpback'' design that accentuates the tail action even on super-slow retrieves. These big bass baits are great in cover. 7''; 10 pack.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RSM789 My favorite worm
I have used these Turtlback worms for about 2 years & they are my favorite plastic bait. They are heavy enough to be fished weightless (they sink, not float), but I typically Texas rig them with a 1/4 or 1/2 bullet sinker. I would highly recommend them for someone who is new to plastic worm fishing, for the bass really do hang onto them a long time and they are soft enough for hook sets from beginners. For my waters, the Pumpkinseed & Junebug work best.
Not a complaint, but an observation, two of those features can also be negatives. I lose more of these worms when landing fish because they sink when fish throw them off the wook (often I have a decision to grab the fish or the sinking worm). They do tear easy being so soft, but I'll take that because I find it leads to a higher hookset ratio.
Also, when I use up all the worms in a pack, I pour the "juice" that is in the package into a ziplock containg older assorted, non-scented worms. They don't absorb it as well as the gulp worms, but it still works well.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by buzznut Best worms made
I started using the Gulp brand a few years ago and have not looked back. The fish pick them up and won't let go. Best worms I have ever used.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fred3W Good Success with Gulp Alive
I'm just restocking for yet another successful walleye fishing trip to a remote site in NW Canada. These have worked well year after year without the need to transport and keep alive real night crawlers. If there is a measureable difference in fishing results between Gulp Alive and real night crawlers, I haven't found it. I just restock a variety of colors to be ready for whatever water color and weather conditions may be in store for this year's trip. Not nearly as messy as the real thing either!
January 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Villarreal Wow
I have fished with plenty of worms and never even had a pick up. These worms blew my mind! Ive had bass crush them dead still on the bottom while i was sidetracted by a text message. HIGHLY sugguest!
May 23, 2012
I've used the Gulp Turtle back worms quite a bit but found that the containers are hard to close which can dry them out and the worms are not very durable, tearing easily. They also must be kept in their wet containers or in water otherwise they dry up like a twig. They do catch bass, with the slimy film giving off a distinct smell in the water. I will probably buy some over the winter and make my own bags for them so they don't dry up so fast.
I was fising down in Arkansas and had bought a pack of the gulp worms, T-Sunrise, which I had never used before. I was fishing with lizards and these lizards I had bought were horrible so, I decided to try the gulps out. I Texas rigged it and from the first cast it was on. I only wish I had bought a couple more packs...I ran out after the second day,
These are an outstanding bait for bass here in Del Rio. You are going to have to ask around to find out what color combination works well in the water that you will be fishing, but these will out fish any other bait of the same type and similar color.
get a heavy baitcasting combo with at least 50lb braid. texas rig(you're from there just ask around) with a 1/2 oz worm weight. pitch that into Falcon or Rayburn and hold on dude. I know there's monsters in those lakes.