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Trapper_Randy74
04-27-2018, 12:47 PM
I never gave the Berkley Gulp Minnows much thought and so I never tried them. But after watching a bunch of YouTube videos of people using them I figured I would give them a try. Kind of glad I did! These were all caught on the gulp minnows on the first trip of the year.299926

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barrelslime
04-27-2018, 01:42 PM
Nice mess of fish

scrat
04-27-2018, 02:40 PM
Nice crappie.:highfive

SlabSlider
04-27-2018, 05:35 PM
I swear by Gulp! If you can't get a bite from anything just put a piece of Gulp and Bam!

skeetbum
04-27-2018, 05:48 PM
Them are some nice fish. Gotta try that soon.

Pawpaw61
04-27-2018, 05:55 PM
May need to give that a try! Nice mess of fish.

elkhunter
04-27-2018, 05:59 PM
Nice!

ad1974
04-27-2018, 06:30 PM
Nice catch,looks like the Gulp works.

Trapper_Randy74
04-27-2018, 07:09 PM
I was rigged up on a slip bobber rig with a small gold jig head (not sure of the weight) tipped with 2.5"gulp minnow. I think the color was smelt. They were hitting it every cast until the dog went swimming after a goose.

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franklin fisher
04-27-2018, 07:56 PM
Nice catch. I do well with the 2.5 inch chartreuse. Gulp minnows are my best bait.

Ketchn
04-27-2018, 08:31 PM
that smelt color in that bait is flat out deadly for sure ....just kinda pricey
nice ketch

Jiggin john
04-28-2018, 07:03 AM
Nice mess of fish

ClearLKCrappie
04-28-2018, 08:01 AM
Been useing them for the last couple of years and they out fish live minnows for me and my partners.

sinkermaker
04-28-2018, 08:29 AM
Nice catch

SlabSeeker0485
04-28-2018, 02:09 PM
I donít guess Iíve ever looked at em up close.. how are yíall rigging these? Just like a normal jig?

Trapper_Randy74
04-28-2018, 05:55 PM
This is how I was rigging them. Small gold jig head with a slip bobber and 4# test Gamma line. Probably gonna add a swivel cause I was getting a little line twist.300132300133300134

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Bals gib
04-28-2018, 09:13 PM
I like em so much I named my daughter BERKLEY!!!

pop
04-29-2018, 06:17 PM
I like em so much I named my daughter BERKLEY!!!

:cheers2

Trapper_Randy74
04-29-2018, 07:44 PM
A few more from today. Biggest is 13 1/2"300304

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Shad
04-30-2018, 06:07 AM
I havenít bought any of them yet. I have a couple of questions first. Why are they better than a minnow? They look like a dead minnow (not trying to be smart). Are you using them in a small body of water or a large lake?

Bals gib
04-30-2018, 07:04 AM
I haven’t bought any of them yet. I have a couple of questions first. Why are they better than a minnow? They look like a dead minnow (not trying to be smart). Are you using them in a small body of water or a large lake?
It’s all about the gulp scented juice they are packed in, Ive noticed they work great in northern lakes and rivers I’ve also done good with em in small ponds

skunked again
04-30-2018, 09:00 AM
You can catch alot of fish on one of the gulp minnows. When it starts drying, or you notice catch rate dropping, take it off and put back in bag. Replace with a new one. They will "rejuvenate", you can use it again later, even if they've completely dried.
They are quite durable also, have a good resistance to tearing.
Rigging - like a jig, through the nose, whatever you like. Take the bobber off and swim them. There is no wrong way to fish them. Actually there is, don't use them!

clangford
04-30-2018, 10:21 AM
Never saw this bait. Goin to be picking some up very soon to try!


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brettw
05-04-2018, 05:43 AM
Hi, just a thought, you might try a loop knot on those. Gives bait more movement. Nice job, I'm going to try them

"G"
05-04-2018, 06:52 AM
I just spray my jigs with Slab Sauce

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Crestliner08
05-04-2018, 08:20 AM
OK.....here's my experience with this product. Three years ago, I set up a season long test on drop shotting smallmouth bass. Had one rod rigged exclusively with Gulp! and the second with my most productive smallie bait, the Roboworm. Both nose hooked, both drop shotted the same way. I would always start out using the Gulp! while my partner would use regular plastics.

Invariably, he would do most of the catching. Usually after 2 or 3 hours of total frustration, I would switch back to regular plastics and I'd start catching bass again....and again.....and again! Rarely would I catch one on Gulp! Add to that that this product dries out very fast, loosing any natural action as found in most plastic offerings these day. After taking a beating for that one season, I can tell you this much, I'll never use Gulp! on smallmouth bass again.

Not to say that it would not work on crappie though? Something I've never tried. However, I've had such great success using CB Sliders and Bobby Garland's Baby Shads (along with various other plastics) that all the praise in the world cannot convince me that Gulp! is better. Not unless a fellow angler was using the regular plastics and not catching anything. I may set up another test season (or part season) as I did for the smallmouths, but it's doubtful at this point.

Fact remains that primarily crappie are sight feeders, with scent being secondary. JMO! :)

trypman1
05-04-2018, 10:37 AM
I like them. They work! Great catch!!