New Gulp! Shrimp Translucent Lures (Do They Actually Work?)
Do you usually use Gulp! artificial lures to fish for inshore game fish?
Have you tried the new Gulp! translucent shrimp imitation lures?
Check out how these lures perform and if they are successful at catching fish below!!
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New Gulp! Shrimp Translucent Lures [VIDEO]
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- Gulp! Shrimp Translucent 3″ Scooby and Starry Night colors
- Z-Man Trout Eye Jigheads
Gulp! has introduced new translucent shrimp lures that are 3-inches in length and come in a few different colors.
In the big scheme of things, color doesn’t matter nearly as much as presentation.
Imitation Shrimp Presentations
Shrimp do not want to be found.
They are not a threatening prey and aim to blend into the environment around them.
The difference between a translucent shrimp lure and a lure that is solid in color is that the translucent lures will blend a lot better into the environment than solid lures.
In situations of tannic water or if you are close to freshwater run-off, the translucent shrimp lures will work well because the redfish or other species will have to hone in and hunt for their prey.
This applies especially to the fall heading into the winter because redfish are pushed up against mangroves or shoreline and they are stalking shrimp in the shallows.
Redfish aren’t looking for something that sticks out to them but something that is blending into their environment.
Some days redfish are willing to strike any lure, however, other days it is a bit harder to trigger strikes.
If you can use a translucent shrimp lure that allows light to pass through its body, it can blend into the surroundings more and pique the curiosity of a redfish to investigate.
Swimming A Gulp! Shrimp
Personal preference comes into play but using a jighead is best with Gulp! shrimp.
This lets you stay closer to the bottom for a longer period of time.
On the other hand, with an Owner Weighted Twistlock Hook, your lure is suspended and doesn’t sink down to the bottom quickly.
If you aren’t fishing near heavy structure or oyster beds, a jighead will work best because it keeps the lure down towards the bottom.
By popping your rod up quickly with your lure in the mud, the shrimp will jump out of the mud and catch the attention of redfish.
Redfish will be forced to investigate if there is a disturbance or a puff of sand that is churned up by your lure popping up.
Gulp! smell also allows redfish to pick up on your lure and strike.
You aren’t concerned with reeling these lures in very fast.
You want to pop it out of the mud and stay in the strike zone as long as possible.
This lure will work best in clear water or slightly stained water.
Moreover, the Gulp! translucent shrimp lure is a valuable sight fishing tool.
If you are fishing in dirtier water, then you should choose a lure that is solid in color.
Gulp! translucent shrimp look and act similarly to live shrimp in clear water or stained water scenarios.
Redfish have no choice but to investigate when you pop this lure out of the mud creating a small cloud of sand along with the powerful Gulp! scent.
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Which Dr. Juice was being spoken of, with the Power Prawn?
We have a proprietary scent with Dr. Juice that was made exclusively for Salt Strong. It’s our Inshore Slam Scent. On any other product besides Gulp! (because Gulp! does not bond with any other scent additive), Dr. Juice Inshore Slam Scent can be applied and definitely helps trigger bites.
I can tell you that the Gulp Translucent Shrimp in Sangria color saved our trip last week at Crystal River. Trout, reds nor snook wanted anything. My son broke his own rule, grabbed the popping cork rod and he had 6 trout in the boat in 8 casts. It was crazy. No other shrimp imitation or paddle tail could draw much of a strike.
justin, great video as usual… what jig head did you use
Thanks Bruce. I believe the jig head was a Z-Man Trout Eye in 3/16oz.
Translucent everything catches fish. No reason a gulp wouldnt.
So besides all the talk about the plastic- did these Gulp shrimp produce? I may have missed it but just wondering if they actually work.
I am a huge fan of Gulp! in Chocolate Milk water here in SC because of the scent. So wondering if anyone can comment specifically if they have found these to produce results.
Indeed they do! I show clips of a couple nice Redfish I caught on this Scooby color around the 4:20 minute mark. The coloration of these Translucent Gulps do take on the color of the water better than standard/solid color Gulps.
The scent will be exactly the same, nothings different other than the coloration. I personally think these might not be “as” effective as say a solid Pearl White or a New Penny Color if you’re fishing incredibly muddy/dirty water, as the Translucent Gulp colors probably blend better to their surroundings (and in your type of water, it might benefit you to stand out rather than blend in). But in terms of scent & action, they are exactly the same as other Gulp products.
Did you make the rod at the mudhole class? how is it working..
Indeed I did. I made mine a little different from Luke’s in that I went with a longer butt section (I prefer the length for leverage when fighting big fish). The rod itself is incredibly lightweight (under 5oz total, without a reel attached). For the final Custom Product that we will eventually be offering to Members, we will go with a better Guide System, but the stock ones included by Mud Hole work just fine with Braid. I’ll be exclusively using this rod for weedless soft plastics.
Great video Justin! I like the looks of that Scooby color, especially for the clear winter waters we get here. I’ll have to pick some up.
I’ve been trying to ween myself off of Gulp! For a while now and almost successfully so. My major gripe was how delicate they were but this last pack of 3 inch shrimp I bought are tough. So tough in fact I couldn’t pinch the head off with my thumb nail to rerig it. I had to use my pliers to pinch it off. I caught three reds on the same lure and could have kept going. Hopefully this is a trend and not just a fluke. Have you noticed a difference in them?
Appreciate it, Pat! I think we are 2 ships passing in the night on this one. I never used to use Gulp!, but now I’m much more receptive to it, in certain situations. I was able to re-rig my Shrimp 2-3 times after catching some smaller Trout & Snook, so I would say their durability is Average when compared to other soft plastics (both Plastisol and TPE construction).
Since I’m a newbie to Gulp! by comparison, I can’t speak much to how they have changed over the years. Tony could definitely chime in on that one.
It does sound like they’re better now. Just a heads up, a few years ago they changed their formula and the lure was so soft they would fall apart even after one bite! It got really expensive using them so they lost a lot of customers, many of us Insiders stopped using them altogether. I’m glad they listened and made a change.
One big advantage I think the power prawn has over the Gulp is durability. I like Gulps but so does everything that swims. Power prawns aren’t indestructible, but they do hold up a whole lot better than the Gulps. However, there are times where the fish are just dialed in on one specific thing. These Gulps might be worth trying out.
For sure, the Power Prawn definitely takes the crown when it comes to durability. I tend to burn through one pack of Gulp! sometimes within 1-2 trips on the water. But when Power Prawn & Dr. Juice doesn’t work (and those times are RARE), I whip out the Gulp to try and seal the deal.
Those actually look more realistic than the other colors and can’t argue that the scent really works but man I hate using those gulp shrimp. The action is lame and I don’t have the patience for dead sticking. I bring some with me just in case I run into a school of black drum…then I love them haha. Good video Justin!
That’s EXACTLY how I feel, Mario. As I mentioned, I’m not a huge Gulp! guy, but more & more I’ve been leaning towards having a pack with me, *JUST IN CASE*.
They definitely don’t hold up as well as a Power Prawn, but that’s not to say Gulp! doesn’t have its special place in those rare instances when nothing else will bite 🙂
HI Justin – do you plan to do a head to head with Power Prawn? What are the pros and cons of using it versus the. Prawn?
I think that’s a great idea, Pablo. I’ll actually be comparing 3 different Shrimp Presentation Lures next week and will be discussing the Power Prawn as well as another lure that I use to imitate Shrimp through the Winter Months 🙂 Great minds think alike!
There are definitely Pros & Cons of both Gulp! & the Power Prawn, and we can specifically go into that here soon!