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How to Rig a Berkley Gulp Jerk Shad for Catching Snook, Redfish, and Trout

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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. http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/gulp-jerk-shad-review/ And for more fishing tips and viral fishing videos, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com
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herewegofans (18 days ago)
@4:20 hook description
Alan Johnson (2 months ago)
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.
Salt Strong (2 months ago)
Thanks for the support. Our best fishing content (and main focus) is on our website, so if you like this channel, you'll absolutely love our site: https://www.saltstrong.com/
Alan Johnson (2 months ago)
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.
Salt Strong (2 months ago)
Just make sure to not keep it in there for an extended period of time... I accidentally left a jig head in the container for a couple days and it already accumulated a lot of rust.
Gettin Hooked DownUnder (5 months ago)
catch a lot of fish on each one boi have you even chased big fish
Ripping Lips (7 months ago)
Where can I get those hooks
Team Norfolk Enchants (1 month ago)
Ripping Lips online
Ripping Lips (7 months ago)
Awesome video brother.thanks for the tip.i will definitely try it.
Hunter Pulham (1 year ago)
good information
Brian Anuvattanachai (1 year ago)
Since the hook is weighted would you still add a sinker to your rig.
Salt Strong (1 year ago)
No sinker is needed assuming you're targeting fish in the 1 to 3 ft of depth... can be fished deeper too if worked slowly.
David Bertrand (2 years ago)
encounter talented spring lhfmqm replacement.
ezye2011 (2 years ago)
would you use a loop knot tied to the hook?
Salt Strong (2 years ago)
Thanks!
Sifu Culreif (2 years ago)
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.
Salt Strong (2 years ago)
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/
James G (2 years ago)
thanks last question can I use in line sinker then have the jig head on the end
James G (2 years ago)
+Salt Strong thanks
James G (2 years ago)
+Salt Strong thanks appreciate it sir
Salt Strong (2 years ago)
That can probably catch some fish, but it would be too much weight to fish the shallows where this lure thrives (under 3 ft of water). If fishing deeper, I'll simply rig it on a jig head.
Paragon Fishing (2 years ago)
Does it work rigged weightless?
Salt Strong (2 years ago)
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
James G (2 years ago)
okay so you get the hook in then put your main line threw it or what
Salt Strong (2 years ago)
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/
SwimbaitFreak (2 years ago)
Good tips :D
dat boi (2 years ago)
+Salt Strong sandwhcihs
Salt Strong (2 years ago)
+SwimbaitFreak Thanks for making time to leave a nice comment... Fish On!
Ron Gamblin (3 years ago)
I mostly fish fresh water. Can I use this bait in freshwater or perhaps they make this for Freshwater ? I love the rig .
Salt Strong (3 years ago)
+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.
Ron Gamblin (3 years ago)
Thanks to the Ol Salts of Salt Strong.
Matt Moreno (3 years ago)
Can u used and 1/8 hook 4/0
Salt Strong (3 years ago)
+Matthew Moreno Yes, but it's not quite as effective. The 5" Gulp shad baits seems to work best in the shallows with the 1/16th oz weight on a 3/0 hook in our testing of the two.
HookedOnTheBay (3 years ago)
Great video you guys do a very professional job 👍
Country Angel (3 years ago)
cool

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