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Old 06-26-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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Do gulp shrimp really make a good bait and what size jig head shold I use.
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They're good baits but I'm not certain that they are better than other soft plastics. You may also want to try the gulp jerkshads or similar style baits. I and several others on the forum have had a lot of success on the jerkshads and flukes.

The size jig head you use really depends where you fish. When I fish areas that have no grass I use a 1/4 ounce jig so I can make long casts. Sometimes I want the bait to fall a little slower so I will go to a 1/8 ounce jighead. If I am fishing the sound or big lagoon I will rig the shrimp or jerkshad on a weedless 1/8 ounce jig head or weedless and weightless on a wide gapped 4/0 worm hook. I also think that it is important that whatever type jig head you use that you use one that has a wide gapped hook.

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Yea I have some zoom super fukes but havent goten to use them yet.
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They work, but I still prefer salt water assassin, zoom, etc. I catch just as many of the fish I'm actually targeting without all of the by catch you get with gulps. The gulps are also less durable.

Don't get me wrong, they catch a pile of fish, but I prefer less bycatch and longer lure life
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:22 AM   #6
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Yeah, they really work, as do their jerk shads, etc. I like to fish them on a 1/4 Strike King jig head. The reason is that these baits pick up some big redfish and black drum and they will just straighten the hooks on the cheaper jig heads, I've had no problems with the Strike King brand. Gulp is not magical though, you still have to fish them where the fish are. There are some days when I catch more fish on hard jerk baits or rattle traps but the Gulp is definitely a go to bait. Try 'em.
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my inshore tackle is small... couple topwater, couple popping corks, couple spoons and spinners, various hooks and weights, 1/8 or 1/4 ounce jig heads and GULP. its really all you need for specks and reds. 80% of my fishing is with Gulp jerk shad or shrimp.
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I love em ive never had no luck fishing with artificials until i started using them
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I love em ive never had no luck fishing with artificials until i started using them
Caught him yesterday on one i think he like it a lil to much its all the way in his gut flounder like em to

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Caught him yesterday on one i think he like it a lil to much its all the way in his gut flounder like em to

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That's my favorite artificial for flounder 3" pearl white on a red 1/4 oz jig head.
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