Happy new year to everyone! I was wondering if anyone have tried the Berkley Gulp crabs. How do they work over the shrimp? I had luck with them down south, but haven't heard any reports on them up here.
ericholstman (1/6/2008)I agree with ReefDonkey. They are great for sightfishing buthave to be rigged correctly.Also, you can blindcast them under a popping cork against the sawgrass, particularly at high tide. Give it a try, you may be surprised!!
The only thing I can add, is when the bite is on, they can be fished under a float/bobber just like a live bait. I occassionally drag one behind the boat when using the troiling motor at very low speeds.
It needs to be rigged thru the back fin, so that it is pulled sideways to backwards thru the water like a real crab swims.
Success is limited, but hey, if you didn't put some kind of bait in the water, you surely would not catch a fish!
Eric, thanks for the advice. We fished South of Anna Marie Island on the West Florida coast last year for tarpon, first time my sons and I tried it.
I used the Gulp crabs on a cork, got some hits had more misses. I just couldn't get the hooked crab to present itself like it should. Got mad and switched to a gold spoon, caught fish but not like I should have.