We all use Berkley's Gulp Alive Shrimp! However, you may be overlooking an important technique. This one trick makes Gulp Shrimp last longer!
Make Gulp Shrimp Last Longer
Berkley's Gulp Alive Shrimp is well known throughout the inshore fishing world.
Yes, it has a confusing name, but if you haven't tried it out then I strongly suggest getting this lure added to your arsenal ASAP.
I would refer to it as "artificial live shrimp" since it does an excellent job of imitating live bait without actually being a living, breathing thing.
In fact... Gulp Alive is so good it is even banned in some fishing tournaments!
I used Gulp Alive Shrimp on my fishing charter as well. It was a great way to offset the cost of live shrimp, which could be costly when I am buying as many as 300 for each fishing trip.
Today I rarely use live shrimp and, especially if the bite is a tough one, Gulp Alive Shrimp take their place on the end of my fishing line.
However, Gulp Alive is not without its cons"]It can become saturated in the juice within it resides and grow "spongy" in consistency.
When this happens it easily tears and slides off the hook.
If you let this happen to all of your Gulp Alive products you will be making a trip to the tackle store a lot sooner than you think!
Over the years I learned this one trick makes Gulp Alive Shrimp last longer.
I'll rig Gulp Alive Shrimp on whatever hook or jighead I will be fishing them on.
Then, I let them sit in the sun and shrink onto the hook. Without juice the shrimp will shrink, often to a tiny size.
They mold themselves tightly to the hook and don't easily tear off.
Then, I put the shrimp back into the container and let them expand a little and absorb the juice. This way they are not too brittle or lacking in scent.
On the day I am fishing I will retrieve the pre-rigged/shrunk Gulp from the container and use that. This way it lasts so much longer.