Gulp Jerk Shad Vs Alabama Leprechaun (Pros, Cons, & Rigging Tips)


When you’re dealing with finicky fish, jerk shads are a great bait to get fish to strike!

The erratic movement through the water lures fish in.

And if you’re using scented jerk shads, fish cannot resist them!

So in this video, learn why the Gulp Jerk Shad and the Alabama Leprechaun are both great baits and how to rig up each lure.

Check it out!

Gulp Jerk Shad Vs. Alabama Leprechaun [VIDEO]

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Gulp Jerk Shad lures have an amazing scent for redfish and black drum.

I’ve casted them into a school or even onto a flat without even seeing fish and got strikes fast!

But the biggest con is that they are not very durable.

You may get away with using one Gulp Jerk Shad per fish that you catch.

That’s crazy!

Or you may have pufferfish or pinfish tear it apart pretty quickly.

So if you find actively feeding fish and don’t want to go through a ton of lures, you may want to switch up to the Alabama Leprechaun.

I’ve caught multiple fish on just one of these lures and did not have to switch it out.

That saves a ton of time too!

You can further help avoid this lure getting torn at all by pulling the hook point out of the plastic when you rig it.

Just let the hook point sit on top of the lure instead of inside the lure.

And the Alabama Leprechaun is infused with a scent that fish cannot resist!

Here’s my go-to rigging for each lure:

  • Gulp Jerk Shad: 3/0, 1/16 oz Owner Twistlock Hooks
  • Alabama Leprechaun: 3/0, 1/8 oz Owner Twistlock Hooks

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Have any questions about these lures and when to use each one?

Let me know down in the comments.

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Ernie Alton
2 years ago

Have you ever soaked the Salt Strong lures in the Gulp juice? Will it work?

Jason dempsey
2 years ago

I haven’t tried the Gulp yet, but I can testify to the appeal of the AL with some Juice on it. The reds and bigger flounder in Jacksonville absolutely love it! And as mentioned, the durability is superb.

Last edited 2 years ago by Jason dempsey
Ron Langford
2 years ago

Good report Tony, I have done O.K. with the Leprechaun and it last alot longer, but I still have more faith in my trusty Gulp jerk shads- the camo and watermelon you guys got me hooked on. Looking forward to the fall with all your new baits, things are tough in SW Fla for me right now.-Ron

Mario Relvini
2 years ago

I love the AL so much so that I haven’t given the gulp shad much of a chance. I have a large container of them. I think next few trips out I will use the gulp shad instead. I think most of us have a habit of sticking to the same baits too often. Good video Tony!

Guy Grundy
2 years ago

On a June 4th 2015 video, Luke states that the Gulp Jerk is very durable ?

Pat Ogletree
2 years ago

I still haven’t tried the AL yet. Those Gulp are like my security blanket, just can’t give them up. Have you noticed a casting difference between the two? Seems like the AL might cast a little farther.

Jonathan Getz
2 years ago

Appreciate the video Tony! I got an abundance of Gulp products already so I’ll stick with the Leprechaun plus Dr. Juice (for my jerk bait needs).


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