I actually started out not being a big fan of the Berkley Gulp baits. And it wasn't because I wasn't catching fish on them, I just wasn't using them because I found them too expensive for my budget.
But once I finally gave the Berkley Gulps a whirl, I was sold. And the cost was (and has been) completely worth it to me in terms of my bait:fish ratio.
Gulp Jerk Shad baits can be incredibly effective when rigged properly. However, they can be a complete waste if you don't rig them properly or maintain them.
Fortunately, the setbacks of Gulp Jerk Shads are easy to overcome. This video explains the rigging aspect and I'll include a link below to an article that covers the proper maintenance.
For rigging a Gulp jerk shad, the most important factor is allowing the bait to maintain a straight profile once hooked so it doesn't twist in the water... a twisting bait is bad for drawing strikes and it significantly increases the odds of getting a frustrating wind knot in your line while out on the water.
So check out the Gulp Jerk Shad video for rigging details, and then click on this link to learn how to maintain your Gulp jerk baits in addition to how you can easily catch tons of bait fish with them once their normal usage expires.
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There is one little tweak to your commentary that I use to help my lures last longer. When I'm finished fishing, changing lures, etc., and do not want my Gulp to dry out and harden, I cut the hook or jig off my leader and put the entire rigged lure back into the bag and juice. That helps the lure last longer since it isn't being damaged by removing the hook or jig. Another excellent video BTW with excellent information.
Thanks and great point. I've never left them in the bag that long and after your advice I'll be certain not to. Much appreciated and BTW, I'm letting every one of my saltwater angling friends know about your channel. It offers a fantastic opportunity to learn while being extremely enjoyable at the same time.
To answer a question that came up in the video; I'm not sure, but I suspect Berkley Gulp! soft plastics are made from a hydro-gel material. That's why they absorb scent so well, and also why they shrink to 1/3 their normal size and turn rock hard if left outside the package.
Yes, using a loop knot is very smart to use for artificial lures like this that need as much freedom of movement as possible. Here's the loop knot that I like best: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/kreh-loop-leader-to-lure-knot/
Yes, but not nearly as well. The particular weight hooks shown in this video (by far the best we've found so far) are tough to find, so we bought them in bulk directly from the supplier so we can offer them to our subscribers at a great price from out online store... here's a link in case interested: http://shop.saltstrong.com/products/owner-twistlock-hooks-for-soft-plastics
I recommend using a ~2 ft leader in between the main line and the hook for saltwater fishing. Here's a post that explains why and shows exactly how to do it: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/how-to-tie-a-fishing-leader-for-snook-redfish-seatrout/
+Ron Gamblin Yes, this bait will work in fresh water too. My personal favorite for bass fishing is rigging a Zoom Super Fluke on the same hook... here's how: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/how-to-rig-a-zoom-super-fluke.
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