There is no doubt that they catch fish, but I personally have all but stopped using them because of the price. Its highly aggravating when pinfish and other junk tear a whole bag apart in 10 minutes. Even when I do catch a targeted species it usually means the end of that bait. I still catch just as many <U>targeted</U> species on the salt water assassins and power baits as I do with the gulp it seems and I can usually fish them time and time again. Its easy to catch any species on the gulps but when I want just trout or reds I don't want all the pinfish and croaker interruption in between.
Sorry, didn't like the poll answers. I think that Gulp is a good substitute for live bait. Its somewhere between live and better than the best artificial. <U>It doesn't replace live bait</U>.
Uptil about 3 PM today I have been fishing with the same gulp shrimp for about 4 hours, I would have gone through a couple of dozen live shrimp in that time. The only reason I lost it was I hung up and the line broke. While conditions and the fisherperson (politically correct term)will determine if its cost effective, I do hate forking over the 20 something dollars for a plastic bucket. Hopefully other bait manufacturers will start making a similar line and drive the price down.
So my poll answer, while overpriced its the bestsubstitute for live bait.
I use gulp shad jerks. I use DOA,s I have confidense in each. I can usally figure out the bite. Have you guys ever tried a gold spoon? I think these work better than any lure on the market. They are the most rugged universal . I challenge anyone to a duel . They will outfish all others more consistently. I not just talking about those dumb redfish. I fool the big trout on them as well. I catch Flounder on gold spoons. black Snapper too. Of course i fish more than most people too. Stop wasting your money on Rubbers and minced fish and try to fool them with a chunk of metal. For you old guys out there who were fishing befor rubber was so wide spread what did you use to fool trout and Carp? (Redfish). Stop looking for the easy way and take the gold spoon challenge .I DARE YOU. OUT!
One thing that I always have in my tackle box is a gold spoon, everything hits it. I did learn something about rigging one not long ago.
I had an older one with a really wornout hook, the only hook I had handywas a 4/0 circle hook. I found myself bouncing it off rocks and casting in placing I would pretty much avoided with the stock hook. The circle hook made it weedless. I still caught fish on it, but I had to fish it like a circle and not try to break its jaw on the first bite.
for me the bass assassin sea shad grubs work better than gulp. i've tried them reoeatedly and they don;t do a thing for my fishing. a lot of guys around here swear by em but i aint one of them. for me the clear color grubs like the bass assassin opening night or cajun croker are the ticket. i've been on trout bites with the cajun croker and tried the gulp stuff and could not get bit with it. put on another cajun croaker and right back into the fish. i;m talking about a fish every cast for a whole tide! our tides only last 6 hours so kinda different than yalls .
I have had good, great, and crappy days with them. But at the end of the day, you can toss it back in the package or bucket, unlike shrimp, and use it next time. I wouldn't say it replaces live bait completely, but when the trout are hot, I don't go through near as many gulp as I do live shrimp. I give em' two thumbs up.
I wouldn't say that Gulp products are the be all end all, but they are pretty swell. Ive had lots of trout luck with the Gulp curly tails. As far as price goes I didn't get into fishing because it was the cheapest way to enjoy myself. I have thousands of dollars tied up in fishing (boat,rods,gas,time away from working,beer,misc cool fishin stuff,and at least 100 or so other expenses). So the extra buck doesn't scare me away from them. I have found that if a person wants to catch fish on whatever lure you should find out where to throw it. I like asking older gray headed men with well maintained older boats and dark sun tans where they throw their chosen lures. The isles at Academy usually catch more anglers than they catch fish. Every new product is fun to touch,feel and rig. I enjoy the whole process. Go to where the fish are supposed to be hiding and flush those muthers out with whatever means need to be taken, take a picture, and let someone else have a go at them (hopefully a kid). Have a beer but not too many they'll make you goofy after a while.. Damn fishin is the best God Bless America and Pensacola Fl land that I love. :usaflag:takephoto:letsdrink
not to be rude but if your the one not liking these things you should ask somebody that does like them,more than likely you are using them wrong and there not producing or theres just no fish in the area you are fishing at. learn how to use these and they are fire.