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

By: Tony Acevedo on January 23, 2019
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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.

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Top 3 Ways To Rig Gulp Shrimp

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Craig Wycinsky
1 year 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

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year 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
1 year 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.😁😁😁

Dan
Dan
1 year 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 😎

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months 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

Dan
Dan
1 year 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
1 year ago

Awesome

Robert Johnson
1 year ago

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

Tom Wildman
1 year 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
1 year 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.

Dave Frymier
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

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

John McGinty
1 year ago

Great tips Tony. Same question as Brian below – does it matter which side is facing up? Thanks.

John McGinty
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Thanks Tony for quick reply. Very helpful.

Greg Batchelor
1 year ago

Good Stuff Tony!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Thanks! Great ideas. Never thought about rigging it different ways!

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Hi Tony. You rigged the bait and it appears the underside of the shrimp would be facing up. Are there pros and cons of which side faces up? Thanks.

Doug Spears
1 year ago
Reply to  Brian

Yeah, I’m curious about that too. When I look at the bait I think the darker, textured side is the top. Consequently, while I rig in all three ways you suggest, am I rigging it upside down?

Glenn Acomb
1 year ago

Tony: I have rigged Gulp! shrimp the two ways – on jig and weedless. It seems like I have done better with the jig head than the weedless so that sometimes I don’t worry about snagging on grass or rock. On rare occasions I do get snagged. Has anyone else found the jig head to be much more productive?

David Dysart
1 year ago

Perfect Thanks Tony….