GULP Juice: Does It Work With Non-GULP Fishing Lures?

By: Luke Simonds on February 28, 2019
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It’s Berkley Gulp time again!

The other day I posted a video giving you tips on how to save money with Gulp products.

I got a ton of good feedback and questions from that video, including this one:

Does putting non-Gulp lures, such as DOA’s, Zoom, or Z-Man’s in the Gulp juice make them more effective?

Check out the video below for the answer:

Does Putting Non-Gulps In Gulp Juice Help? [VIDEO]

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What did you think?

Have you used Gulp Alive?

Have you put non-Gulp lures in Gulp juice?

Let me know about your experiences in the comments below!

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Thomas Marks
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You should contact Kishel Scents to test their products. They have been in the business for 40 years.

Tsanko Petry
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I tried and didn’t work,the mi gulp im keep in the cooler ,direct contact whith sun make gulp very soft the most 6”.im luse a late lure they break very easy

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Gulp is made with polyurethane technology, which can absorb water or some plant based oils as a plasticizer. The Gulp juice is designed to absorb into this urethane matrix. Most other baits are made with silicone which repels water or non silicone oils. I’ve tried it, it just doesn’t absorb it. I once tried to reverse engineer this stuff but my access to an IR spectrophotometer has gone away.

Gen Wong
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That just answered my own testing results but I have found that the gels scents definitely work better on application to soft and hard bait I found and now use a new scent gel lip glu it comes in salt and fresh formulas

Ron
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Ron

What are your thoughts about putting live night crawlers or other worms in gulp juice container

Michael Scott
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Something I learned years ago from a guy on the pro redfish tour, whether it’s gulp, doa etc etc, is to use a fine wire brush and poke tiny pin holes in the soft baits which will help absorb and hold the scent longer.

Larry
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Larry

As a 5th generation Florida Native growing up on Pine Island, I used to think everyone knew about getting Juiced. That is, until I moved off island and worked and fished among the Main-landers. My Dad and I would dig up a few clams, keep the juice in a Mason Jar and use the clam meat as bait. We would anchor-up inside one of the Passes on an incoming tide. The Mason jar was tied to the anchor with a short line with the lid on tight punched full of holes with an Ice Pick. After we caught our first Redfish, we tied it to a long string behind the boat and almost always his buddies would soon start stacking up like cord-wood. We would have steady action on our cane poles until the tide changed or a Porpoise came by to see what all the fuss was about.
So if you have an oil-based scented lure, add something like a piece of cloth/gauze or foam soaked in your favorite water-based sent.
Hope this helps. 🙂
“True Confessions of a Fisherman’s son”

James Brown
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Larry, your suggestion of attaching a piece of scent-soaked cloth sounds MUCH easier and more likely to be effective than my idea of injecting the scent into the oil based lure.

Joseph Sherer
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Ok, Salt Strong is all about sharing, so here goes a share that should help all you fly fisherman & girls out there. I have tested this and I am convinced that it works. If you soak your flies in the gulp juice it WILL help you get more hook ups! Especially if it’s a shrimp or crab pattern. Let them soak overnight and your good to go in the morning, or whenever. Now I resoak them every time before I go again, I don’t think they (Hold onto) the juice that great, but it Does work.

DBC
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DBC

Probably tip your flies with shrimp, you’re a cheat not a fly fisherman!
I fish all disciplines, but when I fly fish I respect the discipline!

James Brown
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Since Gulp’s juice won’t soak into soft baits made with oil-based plastics, how about injecting that juice into the non-Gulp baits with a syringe. The juice would then leak out slowly and give the same effect. I used to use a similar device to inject an air bubble into a night crawler to cause it to float tail-high behind a slip sinker.

Dan Carballeira
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thanks, Luke. I was asking myself the same question.-
Lost tackle this morning at one of my fishing spots. Re rigged using your mono -leader to braid knot. I’d done this knot in the control of my own home while watching the video. Today I did this out doors , on the fly, so to speak, and darn if it didn’t work just fine.

Carl Imler
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Joe, have you experimented with different lotions on you hand when you are handling the different lures? In Virginia and Maryland , in the hot temperature days fishing behind the barrier islands or on the Chesapeake Bay, we have to use some type of bug repellent. I have heard some fisherman state that when handling soft lures after applying deet and some of the other repellents to protect them from the bugs, that it seems to reduce the fish strikes they were getting before . There are a lot of different scents that we get on our hands and some can’t be avoided. Gasoline, oil, sun lotion, soap, bug repellent and others. Some of these must have more of a negative affect than others. Coming into contact with some of these could affect the results of tests that you perform in which you frequently handle the lures. Any comments?
Leroy Imler from Virginia Eastern Shore.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

How does the gulp chum work then?

Thom Ray
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I think you guys should contact Berkeley and do a factory tour with a report. Representing 55,000 SaltStrong Anglers. That would be an interesting report !!! Or at least have an interview with a Berkeley representative.

Paul Phenix
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can you mix all gulp products together ie shrimp/shad etc

Rich
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Rich

Is there a gulp bait/sent for freshwater largemouth bass?

Doug Spears
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Yes. Gulp makes an artificial worm for freshwater. Used to love the tequila sunrise color.

Jim Armel
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Jim Armel

How long will gulp juice last in a container?I have some in the Plano container that has been in for a few years .Will it still be good to use?

Sherry Siler
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I use Gulp Alive on Fishbites and yes, it does seem to have made a tremendous difference. I’ve done some experiments using a line with and without. The Alive treated Fishbites caught significantly more fish. I did this at two different locations and had the same results. It’s been more than a year, so I don’t remember actual numbers, but I ALWAYS spray my Fishbites with Gulp Alive now.

Donna Givens
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Interesting info on using gulp alive on fishbites. I will incorporate that on my next surf fishing trip. Maybe since fishbites dry up when outside the pack and dissolve when in the water, they absorb gulp alive.

Steve Pepus
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I have to agree with you Sherry. I had some old dried and faded Fishbites packages that I put into the waterproof containers a few days ago with the Gulp juice, not only did they become flexible again, but they came back to their original color…now I have to get out there and fish them lol. Tight Lines!

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Muskietime

Man you guys really try to research and answer questions and share knowledge. From comparing hook types, fishing lines for abrasion and casting distance to….well Gulp Baits (old versions and new) you guys are really adding value. Well done and appreciated. Thank you.