Berkley Gulp Swimming Mullet Review [UNDERWATER FOOTAGE]
By: Tony Acevedo on October 8, 2018
A popular inshore fishing lure is the Berkley Gulp Swimming Mullet.
This is one of my favorite lures to throw at juvenile tarpon. It can also be used to target redfish, trout, snook and even black drum.
This lure has a tail similar to a bass worm tail, which gives it some very vibrant action in the water.
After thoroughly using the Gulp Swimming Mullet, I wanted to give you my honest review of this lure.
In this review, I give you my top pros and cons for the Gulp Swimming Mullet. I also show you how to rig and retrieve this lure in the video review at the bottom of the page.
Note: We are not affiliated with any fishing lure companies. If you’ve used the Gulp Swimming Mullet, let us know what you thought of it in the comments section. We love to hear your honest feedback!
The Gulp Swimming Mullet Specs
The Gulp Swimming Mullet is a soft plastic lure that is best rigged on a jighead. I like to rig this lure on the Saltwater Assasin Pro Elite Jighead.
This is a scented lure as well and comes with the Gulp scented juice in the pack.
The lure comes in four different sizes: a 3″, 4″, 5″ and 6″ model.
The lure comes in 4-11 different color combinations depending on the size of the lure.
The 3″ model comes with 11 Gulp Swimming Mullet per pack. The 4″ model comes with 10 per pack, the 5″ model comes with four per pack, and the 6″ model comes with three per pack.
Each pack of Gulp Swimming Mullet is $6.99 on the Berkley website.
Top Three Pros & Cons Of The Gulp Swimming Mullet
In this section, I give you my top three pros and cons of the Gulp Swimming Mullet.
Top Pros Of The Swimming Mullet
See below for the top pros for this lure:
1. Easy To Use
This lure is easy to use. It casts well and is simplistic. It can’t really be used a wrong way in the water.
2. Can Cover A Lot Of Water
This is a lure you can cast far and cover a lot of water with. It is a good bait to “search fish” to find where they’re holding in a feeding zone.
3. Can Be Retrieved Many Ways
You retrieve the Gulp Swimming Mullet in a number of different ways to give it a different action. It’s great for twitch-twitch-pause retrieves, fast retrieves, slow rolling and even straight retrieves. The action makes this lure very versatile.
Top Cons Of The Swimming Mullet
This section covers the top cons of the lure:
1. Hard To Rig Weedless
This is a lure that is difficult to rig weedless. It does not fit very well on traditional weedless hooks. If you do want to rig it weedless, you most likely need to find some weedless jigheads in order for it to work effectively. This sometimes prevents you from being able to fish this lure over grass flats.
2. Can Foul Up
The longer tail and shorter body on this lure can cause it to foul up on the hook during casts and retrieves.
Like other Gulp products, there are durability concerns with this lure. The head can break down quicker than other lures. The lure will slide off the hook once the head breaks down.
Gulp Swimming Mullet Video Review
In this video, I give you my full review of the Gulp Swimming Mullet. I also show you how it looks when retrieved different ways and give you my top rigging tips for this lure.
This is a good lure to consider when targeting inshore fish.
It’s definitely used better certain ways than others and I highly suggest using this with a jighead.
It’s not perfect but can be effective for many different species.
If you have any questions about the Gulp Swimming Mullet or how to use it, let us know in the comments below.
Remember, we are not affiliated with any fishing lure companies and all our reviews are objective.
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