Berkley Gulp Soft Bait – Amazon Item of the Day — 2 Comments

  1. I’ve never used this particular shape of Gulp baits but the Gulp shrimp and saltwater jerk shad in natural, new penny and nuclear chicken are deadly for spotted sea trout and many other species in the Florida big bend. Use a 1/4 oz red jig head with about 3′ of high quality fluorocarbon leader and use a long, slow jigging retrieve keeping it near the bottom. It works well for many other fish in the area as well, we have caught as many as 12 species and a limit of trout in one half day trip using these.

    Also the sand crab flea is great on redfish, sheephead and pompano but require different techniques.

    Make sure you take these off of your hook when you are done fishing, they dry out quickly (several hours out of the water) and are almost impossible to remove. You can cut the hook off and return them to the package with the oil and they will be fine.

  2. +1 on the comment above. Last year went om my first everglades fishing trip for sea trout. Guide had both shrimp and big gulp shrimp. There were three of us fishing on the boat. Sometimes we used shrimp, sometimes we used big gulp. We caught fish with same frequency no matter which bait we used. But then, I hooked a tarpon…on light tackle with big gulp. 45 minutes later my rod broke. 5 minutes after that the line finally broke. I had my go pro on my head and got most of it on video. Awesome.