Sometimes fish are just that hungry and lures are just that good.
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.
Berkley Gulp Shrimp is one of those awesome baits.
I rig them on a kahle hook the same way I would a live shrimp: either through the head or tail.
I fish it the same way, on an Inshore Rig and get great results.
The best part? I can cast back out after boating a fish because I don't need to rebait the hook.
I also like Gulp Shrimp because they are scented. No, seriously. They are scented. They stink.
It did something other lures have not.
I have caught a lot of trout on a lot of artificial lures. Rarely have I seen a trout rip one off the hook and swallow it.
On this one particular fishing trip, I was fishing live bait and Gulp Shrimp. One of the trout finally ripped the Gulp Shrimp off the kahle hook, so I replaced it.
I still landed 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 fish at the dock. Lo and behold, there was my Gulp Shrimp inside the speckled trout!
Check out the pictures!