How to Fish With Gulp Baits

How to Fish With Gulp Baits
Gulp baits are effective because they feel and smell like a real baitfish or shrimp. Using a special process developed by Berkley, the baits will continuously release a scent that attracts predatory fish. The Gulp baits are packaged in resealable containers so the baits can be soaked back in the scent juice. Even after a full day of fishing, the Gulp bait will still be dispersing its fish attracting odor. When coupled with the life-like feel of this bait, it is easy to see why Gulp baits are popular with fishermen.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Rod and reel
  • Jig head
  • Gulp soft bait
Step 1
Thread the Gulp bait on a bare jighead hook. Make sure the soft bait is riding evenly on the hook. The jig head and Gulp soft bait should look and move through the water like a real baitfish or shrimp.
Step 2
Cast the jig at an area where you believe there are fish. While the jig is sinking, begin twitching the rod tip while retrieving line. Use a twitching retrieve,until the jig has been reeled back in.
Step 3
Rig a Gulp minnow or crab under a popping cork instead of using live bait. Retrieve the cork with a fast twitch of the rod tip, making the cork splash on top of the water. This commotion will attract predatory fish to your Gulp bait.
Step 4
Exchange the pork rind on a bass jig for a Gulp minnow or shrimp soft body. Work the jig slowly across the bottom, letting it crawl or climb over any underwater structures. Be alert for a soft tap on the bait, which may indicate a strike.
Step 5
Fish with the Gulp bait until it is unusable. Even though the soft body will get torn and cut while fishing, the bait will still emit scent and will continue to attract fish. Gulp baits are designed to emit scent all day long. If the bait is still usable at the end of the day, put it back into the container for later use.

Tips & Warnings

Always ensure the package or pail is resealed to prevent spilling the Gulp scent liquid.
Use caution when working with hooks. It is easy to hook yourself when threading a soft body on a hook.

Article Written By Daniel Ray

Daniel Ray has been writing for over 15 years. He has been published in "Florida Sportsman" magazine. He holds an FAA airframe and powerplant license and FCC radiotelephone license, and is also a licensed private pilot. He attended the University of South Florida.

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