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June 24, 2010

Cermele: I Got The (Gulp!) Guts

By Joe Cermele

Every year prior to the ICAST Show, Berkley sends me a little care package with some sneak-peek samples of their 2011 releases. This year, a lot of it is from their Gulp! line. I enjoy getting this box very much, because I must say I'm always intrigued by the stuff they come up with. As an example, at first glance I thought this was a pack of Gulp! nightcrawlers. They look natural and even have a two-tone pattern. But nope. These are "shad guts" in the "bloody guts" color. If I were to jump into bait design, I'd like to work for Berkley. They must really have fun coming up with this stuff.

So I started thinking about some other baits that could be "Gulp-ified." Truthfully, this line expands so rapidly, I wouldn't be shocked to see some come down the pike. And speaking of pike (or musky), how about Gulp! ducklings or baby squirrels? Maybe Gulp! mice for big old brown trout. If they made a life-size menhaden head, I'd try it.

Berkley is even making Gulp! corn kernels these days. As for whether I'm a fan of this stuff, I am, but I tend to use it situationally. So is there a bait out there you'd like to see molded into Gulp! Let's get creative. What are they missing? - JC

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from gman3186 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i would like to see some gulp grasshoppers or crickets

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from Ethan3 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

do they have gulp swimbaits yet? That would be cool

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from Dotcomaphobe wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm with gman! Gulp crickets would be awesome.

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from WVOtter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Seems like they could just use some of the same molds candy companies have for their gummy candies and have a whole series of options! I can foresee something thatmight have a chamber and oozes liquid "guts" when chomped down on (if it doesn't already exist). I don't use a lot of softbaits, but I always like Gulp too because they're one of the few that biodegrade if you loose your bait.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm with gman3186 crickets would be cool, mabee some paddle bugs to?

Back to the shad guts though, I can just imagine, buddy says: "what bait are you using"? I say: guts!!!

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

How about some Catalpa Worms!

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from jbird wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm w/ beekeeper on the catalpa worms. They do make swimbaits, and they work pretty good. Only problem is they're fragile. I'd like to know how the 'shad-guts' work on catfish.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Gulp Mayflies...??

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from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Catalpa worms would be very welcome. I just read a web page about freezing catalpa worms. Very interresting.

+1 for Bee and Jbird

Those things are thick skinned and tough.

I'd like to add Tobacco worms to the list as well. Many a my younger dayas were on a farm pond usin fresh picked tobacco worms for panfish and bass.

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from thebigone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

could they make,like little tiny squid things? cause i think that would drive bass crazy! especially if it were gulp!

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'd like to see them make all their baits in the gulp line. I was introduced to gulp this year after getting schooled crappie fishing and will never turn back.

I know Berkley will never disclose the material but do think it is the same material that they use to make those little animals that you put in water that swell to triple their size?

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from uplander12 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Do they have Gulp! chicken livers yet?

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Berkley succeeds because of two important areas of expertise:

*Knowledgeable Research & Development Team
*Knowing full well the market will use what they come up with

Their logo says it all..."Catch More Fish."

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from Mac in Mo wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm with Uplander. How about some Gulp chicken livers. I would love to try some of that on the trotlines and jugs. The real stuff works great for Channel and Flatheads, but it's a pain to keep it on the hook. We used to freeze the stuff before use. The Gulp material would be a vast improvement over the real thing. Mac

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from kmjarnagin wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

It's all our lucky day. Gulp! Crickets have been sighted.

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from Joe_Cermele wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Yup crickets exist and I believe they're new, too. Chicken livers is a great one, but I don't think they've gotten there yet

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from Panfry101 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

They should make gulp spinnerbait skirts. Rip of the synthetic and put on a plastic. I would buy them.

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from jessup67 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I love Gulp and all of their products they are a good company and i suggest their bait

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from droptine wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Id like to see gulp hellgrammites or maybe gulp frogs.

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from rdorman wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

gulp plankton, for paddlefish!

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from bigfishguy wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

gulp salmon eggs? i think they have them. maybe gulp chunks of meat or something. gulp frogs... yesssssssss

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from gman3186 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i would like to see some gulp grasshoppers or crickets

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

How about some Catalpa Worms!

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from jbird wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm w/ beekeeper on the catalpa worms. They do make swimbaits, and they work pretty good. Only problem is they're fragile. I'd like to know how the 'shad-guts' work on catfish.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from buckhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Gulp Mayflies...??

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ethan3 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

do they have gulp swimbaits yet? That would be cool

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dotcomaphobe wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm with gman! Gulp crickets would be awesome.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from WVOtter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Seems like they could just use some of the same molds candy companies have for their gummy candies and have a whole series of options! I can foresee something thatmight have a chamber and oozes liquid "guts" when chomped down on (if it doesn't already exist). I don't use a lot of softbaits, but I always like Gulp too because they're one of the few that biodegrade if you loose your bait.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm with gman3186 crickets would be cool, mabee some paddle bugs to?

Back to the shad guts though, I can just imagine, buddy says: "what bait are you using"? I say: guts!!!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Catalpa worms would be very welcome. I just read a web page about freezing catalpa worms. Very interresting.

+1 for Bee and Jbird

Those things are thick skinned and tough.

I'd like to add Tobacco worms to the list as well. Many a my younger dayas were on a farm pond usin fresh picked tobacco worms for panfish and bass.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dcast wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'd like to see them make all their baits in the gulp line. I was introduced to gulp this year after getting schooled crappie fishing and will never turn back.

I know Berkley will never disclose the material but do think it is the same material that they use to make those little animals that you put in water that swell to triple their size?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from uplander12 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Do they have Gulp! chicken livers yet?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from countitandone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Berkley succeeds because of two important areas of expertise:

*Knowledgeable Research & Development Team
*Knowing full well the market will use what they come up with

Their logo says it all..."Catch More Fish."

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Panfry101 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

They should make gulp spinnerbait skirts. Rip of the synthetic and put on a plastic. I would buy them.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from droptine wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Id like to see gulp hellgrammites or maybe gulp frogs.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from rdorman wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

gulp plankton, for paddlefish!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from thebigone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

could they make,like little tiny squid things? cause i think that would drive bass crazy! especially if it were gulp!

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from Mac in Mo wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm with Uplander. How about some Gulp chicken livers. I would love to try some of that on the trotlines and jugs. The real stuff works great for Channel and Flatheads, but it's a pain to keep it on the hook. We used to freeze the stuff before use. The Gulp material would be a vast improvement over the real thing. Mac

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from kmjarnagin wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

It's all our lucky day. Gulp! Crickets have been sighted.

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from Joe_Cermele wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Yup crickets exist and I believe they're new, too. Chicken livers is a great one, but I don't think they've gotten there yet

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from jessup67 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I love Gulp and all of their products they are a good company and i suggest their bait

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from bigfishguy wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

gulp salmon eggs? i think they have them. maybe gulp chunks of meat or something. gulp frogs... yesssssssss

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