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Posted: Oct. 31 2007,13:19

I use Gulp baits, mostly the ones in the zip baggy. Usually the 3" pogy .. you know, they look just like a little fish and stink. I found some called "black mullet" that look almost like a curly tail grub but all black. I've only seen one pack of them... the one I bought. I got hits with them left and right on the weekend ... and I'm sure I'm hooking them wrong.

Can someone learn me the way to properly hook these type of Gulps? I'm not sure what type of hook to use either.

Also, is there a good technique to use with these little fellas or is it just the stink?

I'm sure I could turn some of those "hits" into "catches" with the appropriate guidance.

Humbly submitted, Me.

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Posted: Oct. 31 2007,14:59

Most of the gulp baits are used with weighted jigheads. I think you were probably using the swimming shad or grub model. I find they work well for trout, barracuda and blue runners. They work reasonably well for catching hardhead catfish too, unfortunately. Puffers love them, so if you were getting a lot of tippy-tap bites and no hookups, that's probably what you were finding. Triggerfish and filefish also like them. The fishing reports of others indicate they can be used for snook and redfish also. I plan to try the crab model for bonefish and permit, just hooking it through a circle hook like a live crab. There is a jerk shad model that's designed for using an offset hook.

If you haven't figured it out yet, they dry out if left out of the water or out of the bag, so take any remnants off your hook when done. The little pieces of chewed up gulps can be used to add scent to sabiki rigs or other jerk baits. Don't store used gulps with fresh ones, as it messes them up. Best of all, they're biodegradable in both the water and the fish.

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Posted: Oct. 31 2007,17:04

I went to the new BPS in Dolphin Mall. Gulp has buckets now full of the attractant and baits. They say to place your bait back in after use. Gulp bait only
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Posted: Oct. 31 2007,17:32

yeah, they say it's ok for the bucket but not the zip bag.

so how do exactly do you hook em? I'm dense.

thanx guys.
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Posted: Oct. 31 2007,18:24

fh, post a pic of the bait yer usin and I'll tell ya how I'd hook um..

Only a couple ways, like RDS said jig-head, offset weedless worm style, or circle hook.


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Posted: Nov. 01 2007,03:58

ok .. krash, i'll try to post a pic later tonight .. thanx
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Posted: Nov. 01 2007,13:38

this is the little stinker

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Posted: Nov. 01 2007,15:54

FH...circle, or jig.  bodys to tall for offset worm hook..to much stuff to get thru when settin the hook...unless..like me..I slice the baits belly open a bit..to recess the hook..then peg the bottom closed with a trusty ole tooth pick.  How do you know the toothpick was invented in Alabama????  anywhere else...they would have called it a TEETH PICK.:laugh:
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Posted: Nov. 02 2007,07:39

Stoopid Rig:



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Posted: Nov. 02 2007,13:09

thanx guys ... but one more thing .. krash? .... you're not making that up are you? I'm gonna walk in a tackle shop and ask for a Stoopid Rig ...  lol. does that doohickey screw in? it's a little hard to make out in the pic ... is it something I can make myself? It looks much more effective than teeth picks.
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