How To Rig The Berkley Gulp Swimming Mullet (For More Strikes)

By: Luke Simonds on December 20, 2018
Found In:

berkley gulp swimming mullet rig

It’s Swimming Mullet Time!

Back in October, we posted an in-depth review (plus some really cool underwater footage) of the Berkley Gulp Swimming Mullet (see it here).

But one thing we forgot to include was how to actually rig the lure on a jighead (which is pretty critical considering an unnatural swimming bait will eliminate all strikes).

So in this video, we wanted to show you the best way we’ve found to rig this for a more natural presentation (aka more strikes).

Note: this is the 4-inch Gulp swimming mullet (see best prices to buy here) and it’s paired with a 1/4oz DOA Cal jighead (see best prices to buy here)

Enjoy!

Gulp Swimming Mullet (RIGGING VIDEO)

Sign up for FREE to receive the latest saltwater fishing videos, tutorials, product reviews, and fishing product discounts!

Related Posts:

Do You Know The STRONGEST Fishing Knot For Every Situation?

The results of these knot strength tests might surprise you!

Click here to download the FREE “Ultimate Fishing Knot PDF Guide” (only takes a few seconds)

 

P.S. – If you think your angler friends or fishing networks would like to see this, please Tag them or Share this with them. You rock!

 

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
20 Comments
newest
oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Tim Javor
Tim Javor
1 year ago

Good video, however; you can improve on the rig by using a “tiny” dab of gel type crazy glue on the area of the jig where it meets the head of the bait. Place a dab then press the fit together until dry (only a moment or so). Make sure the contact areas are dry before applying the glue. I’ve also found that I get better hook ups if I use the horizontal configuration instead of the vertical which you advocate by bringing the hook out side (either) instead of the top or bottom of the bait. Everything else about the arrangement is the same. This approach has the added benefit of being able to use all four sides of the bait instead of just the two when the bait begins to tear at the hook. Further, more of the hook will be made available on the hook up when using the side arrangement because less of the hook will be buried in the bait. Hope this helps.

Tim Javor
Tim Javor
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Luke, I try to make sure that part of the bait is fairly dry befor applying any glue. The effect when crazy glue is used is somewhat like what happens when you get your fingers stuck with it. These baits have an almost skin like surface feel to them when you dry them (I use an ordinary cotton rag). Not all the Gulp products have this texture, but like most things, you won’t know unless you try especially since there are so many different glues that fall under the “crazy glue” category!

John Frymier
1 year ago

A great attractor that gets a lot of strikes, but I’ve completely given up on these things because the tail gets nipped off so quickly. It’s a problem for all the sickle tails, but the Gulp is the worst. All I carry now are paddletails.

robert tittl
1 year ago

rigging in your video is shown with the tail in an up position. with these and ripple mullet, ripple shad, paddletails, etc.; i have always rigged them with the tails pointing down. your preferences, advantages and disadvantages of both?

Tommy Griffiths
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

I like tail up. The bait undulates more.
As far a retrieval, a slow swim is fine, but I get way more hits when I twitch and jerk. Often the bites happen as the bait flutters to the bottom. It doesn’t hurt to let the bait sit on the bottom, too.

Mick
1 year ago
Reply to  robert tittl

A friend of mine insists that grubs work better tail down.

Mike Drozdowski
1 year ago

Luke, what kind of retrieve would you use on that?

Irvin Mekler
1 year ago

You can buy jig heads a lot cheaper at Walmart. Approx $4 -$5.00

Robert Phillips
1 year ago

My only complaint is that the tails are bitten off by small fish. I wish that they were tougher.

robert tittl
robert tittl
1 year ago

zman elaztech scented baitz are pretty tough, tho i doubt the amount of scent released is nearly as good as gulp.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

I’ve had really good luck with just the body after the tail has been bitten off. I use it like a twitch bait and have caught both trout and reds. It has a great erratic action like an baitfish with an injured tail.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

What brand and type of jig head do u use in this video? Have u ever used the gulp jig heads, the darter or the bait delivery system(bds)? Thanks videos are always helpful

Joseph Simonds
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

DOA Cal Jigheads (I put a link right above the video). Tight lines!