Every try Berkley Gulp?
What is it? Well it is a biodegradable scented swim bait or soft plastic lure. I have had great success with the 6” white grub for halibut on an 8 oz lead head. I have also slaughtered using the 9” squid on a longer 200 pound leader with a small 9/0 circle hook threaded through it. They will out fish any soft plastic as they have many times the scent dispersion of any other lure and probably put out way more scent than a frozen herring.
The big story is that this year we used exclusively the3" and 4” Gulp! Pogy swim bait in herring flavor and it out fished strip baits and herring baits when mooching for silvers in Seward.
How can this be you ask? Well the Gulp is tough and rubber-like so not only does it put out a ton of herring flavored scent but they stay on the hook for many fish. What we found was that fishermen would fish the herring bait and once it gets bit, the bait loses it’s nice spin or flash and balls up like a lump of..well….a lump of dead fish.
The Gulp on the other hand just keeps swimming like it is supposed to, so it can catch fish after it has been hammered over and over. Any of you who fished within sight of my boats had to see us bailing silvers daily….All on the little blue swim baits…Full disclosure, I am in fact a paid member of the Berkley pro staff. With that said, try one this summer and you will not go back to the soft messy bait…. check out the photo of this king from last summer.