How to Fish With Berkley Gulp Alive

How to Fish With Berkley Gulp AliveGulp Alive fishing bait is an updated twist on an effective fish catching soft lure from Berkley. Simply stated, when fished correctly, Gulp Alive typically out performs other types of bait. Alive draws upon the realistic soft body design and attractant holding properties of Gulp. However, with an even softer body that allows for more scent absorption, the relatively new Alive series is a force to be reckoned with. There are no special rigs or considerations when using Gulp Alive. Simply rig and fish as you would normally.


Difficulty: Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing rod with matched reel
  • Mono filament fishing line
  • Berkley Gulp Alive bait
  • 1/0 to 3/0 EWG (Extra Wide Gap) fish hooks
  • Bullet weights
  • Swivels
Step 1
Select a Berkley Gulp Alive bait that is suited to the type of fishing you will be doing. Consider the fish species, time of year and other factors. For example, a seven inch Super Worm with a ribbon tail would perhaps be a good choice for early season large mouth bass.
Step 2
Attach a hook or rig to your mono filament or similar fishing line. Remember that Gulp Alive baits may be fished in the same manner you are currently using other soft plastics and live baits. Use a Texas, Carolina, drop shot or other rig to present the bait.
Step 3
Attach the Berkley Gulp Alive bait to the hook depending on the type of rig being used. Although Alive baits are biodegradable and have the ability to absorb scents well, they are very durable and will allow for repeated hooking and use.
Step 4
Cast the Alive bait and work it along the bottom, over structure such as rocks and logs and underneath banks and docks. Work the Alive bait slowly because this is key to these baits. Allow the powerful scent "gravy" in which the bait is packed to permeate the water and attract fish.
Step 5
When a fish strikes the bait, reel down on the line while raising the tip of the rod up slightly to set the hook. Reel in the fish, remove the hook with the Alive bait from the mouth of the fish and recast the lure.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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