3 Best Ways To Rig Gulp Shrimp (And When To Use Each Method)


It’s GULP Shrimp time again!

There’s no denying the fact that Berkley Gulp shrimp work…

Yes, they can get expensive (especially if you get attacked by a hungry school of pinfish or pufferfish), but these scented shrimp outright catch fish (check out how many fish we caught using Gulp shrimp on this recent cold and windy day).

And after catching every type of inshore fish imaginable with these baits, we’ve found that there are three best ways to rig them.

So we had Salt Strong Fishing Coach Tony Acevedo put together an awesome video showing you all three.

Plus, he talks about the best times to use each Gulp shrimp rig.

Enjoy and let us know if you have any rigging questions by leaving a comment below.


Top 3 Ways To Rig Gulp Shrimp

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1 year ago

How about using these in the surf? Nose hooked on a hi-lo or fish finder rig either nose hooked or on a jig head?

1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Would a hi-lo or a fish finder work nose hooked?

Craig Wycinsky
5 years ago

Hi Tony
Thanks again for another great video. I’m not having trouble rigging the Gump Shrimp, I am however, having a terrible time riggings all the swim/paddletail fish type Gulp products. I use the Owner Spring Lock Hooks and find they are the best. The problem I am having is getting the hook point to come out of the bait at the right distance from the spring lock. I’ve learned to “feel” the hook through the center of the bait, but I find I have to bend the front of the swim baits awkwardly to insert the hook at the correct point so that when it emerges from the top of the bait, it’s centered, the perfect distance from the spring lock (ie, The front of the bait), and the bait swims true. What is happening is that it is taking numerous attempts involving a lot of bait bending, twisting , some cursing, and a lot of probing to get that hook point to come out of the bait in exactly the right spot. The only thing I can think of is that my hook size may be too small for my bait. I am thinking of inventing a Gulp Jerk Shad bending tool!

Any suggestions? Thanks, Craig

5 years ago

Good report Tony, do you guys ever use the Gulp Mantis Shrimp? I rig it on a 1/8 ounce twist lock and have done real well with them for along time. I know they do not cast as good as a 3 inch Gulp Shrimp but work very good throwing along the shore being weedless(and tree less). Thanks for all the good kayak reports, Ron

Mel Bledsoe
5 years ago

I use an 1/8 oz. jig head and gulp shrimp all the time on grass flats. I just retrieve it just fast enough so it doesn’t snag on the grass. It takes some practice though. Drives my fishing buddy nuts, because he does get a lot of grass. Practice, practice, practice grass hopper.????????????

5 years ago

P. s. – Luke’s video shows the ahrimp oriented with the white side down. Maybe you two could have a throw down to see who is correct ????

4 years ago
Reply to  Dan

99% of the bait has a light belly and a darker top, I always rig all my artificials light side down

5 years ago

OK. – Tony why do you think the white side is up on this new penny gulp shrimp?? It seems like I am not the only one that thought it was the opposite!?

Captain Brian Davis
5 years ago


robert johnson
5 years ago

light side down always always always try finding a shrimp with dark side down. never happened never will

Tom Widman
5 years ago

Hi Tony
Good video. I’ll have to try the weedless method as I always seem to get hung up on oyster beds with the jighead. Thanks, Tom

Paul Giannetto
5 years ago

Hi Tony. Great advice thank you. But are you not rigging the Gulp shrimp unnaturally. The standard in nature for saltwater creartures is that the darker side is the back.

John Frymier
5 years ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

I’m not sure I buy that – seems to me the white side should be down.


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