I’m not an artificial or live bait only kinda guy. I use whatever gets the most fish in the boat in the most efficient manner possible. This simply means I have no allegiances and that I am willing to try anything. Every now and then, there comes a bait that will stand out from the rest.
Something I found that works really well is Berkley Gulp Shrimp. I can put them on a hook the same way I would put on a live shrimp, either through the head or tail, or whichever way strikes your fancy! I fish it the same way, under a cork and get great results. The best part is I can cast straight back out after boating a fish because I don’t have to take time to rebait the hook. I also like Gulp! Shrimp because they are scented. No, seriously! They are SCENTED! They stink!
Anyways, I have caught a lot of trout on a lot of different lures. But rarely have I seen a trout just rip something off the hook and swallow it. Well, the exception being live bait.
On this one particular fishing trip, we were fishing live bait and Gulp Shrimp. One of the trout finally ripped the Gulp Shrimp off one of my customer’s hooks, so I replaced it. We still boated the trout, I just assumed the Gulp Shrimp came off the hook and was lost to the sea. Boy, was I wrong.
Later that day I was cleaning my customer’s catch back at the dock. Lo and behold, there was my Gulp Shrimp inside this speckled trout! Don’t believe me, just look at the pictures instead!