Berkley Gulp! Alive Paddleshad – 4in – Pint – Black Gold - Review
The Berkley Gulp! Alive Freshwater Paddleshad is a soft swimbait designed to imitate a real fish and attract more fish with its lifelike tail kicking action and Gulp! scent infusion. Whether you're fishing in freshwater lakes, rivers, or streams, this versatile bait is highly effective in any scenario.
Unlike traditional lures, the Gulp! Alive Paddleshad has the ability to expand your strike zone by attracting fish that may be outside of the visible range. The Gulp! scent used in this bait is incredibly potent and has been proven to outperform other scented baits on the market. It disperses into the water, creating a scent trail that can attract predatory fish from far distances.
The Paddleshad features a realistic baitfish profile and a flattened nose, making it easy to rig with jig heads. Its boot-tail and minnow shaped body work together to create a realistic kicking action, even when retrieved at slow speeds. This action entices fish to strike, making it an irresistible bait option.
The Gulp! Alive series of baits come in a convenient hard plastic container that floats in a liquid known as “Gulp Juice” or “Magic Gravy”. This liquid contains a special scent that is absorbed by the baits and released into the water to attract fish. The resealable container allows you to recharge the baits and increase their effectiveness after extended use, ensuring that you always have a potent bait on hand.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How long does the Gulp! scent last?
The Gulp! scent is designed to last longer than other scented baits. It can stay on the bait for an extended period of time, giving you more casts and more chances to attract fish.
2. Can I use the Gulp! Alive Paddleshad in saltwater?
While the Paddleshad is primarily designed for freshwater fishing, it can be effective in saltwater environments as well. However, it's always best to check with local regulations and recommendations to ensure you're using the right bait for the targeted fish species.
3. How should I rig the Paddleshad?
The Paddleshad is best rigged with jig heads. Its flattened nose makes it easy to securely attach to the jig head, ensuring that it stays in place during your retrieves. Experiment with different sizes and weights of jig heads to find the optimal setup for the fishing conditions.
4. How long can I keep the Gulp! Alive Paddleshad in the Gulp Juice?
The Gulp! Alive Paddleshad can be stored in the Gulp Juice for an extended period of time. However, it's recommended to check the bait regularly for any signs of deterioration or damage. If the bait becomes too soft or discolored, it's time to replace it with a fresh one.
5. Does the Gulp! Alive Paddleshad come in different colors?
Yes, the Gulp! Alive Paddleshad is available in various colors to mimic different baitfish species and match the fishing conditions. Be sure to check the available color options to choose the best one for your fishing needs.View Buying Options