Crappie Bait - Gulp Alive
Everyone out there has at one time or another used a swim bait. Well Berkley came
out with the New Hot Plastic bait that works for Crappie, Bass, Catfish, Stripers, and saltwater fish.
It is called "Gulp Alive" and comes in a
small Jar or Bucket. The great part about this new minnow is anyone that has used gulp before knows that after
you introduce it to the water it can not be placed back in the package.
The minnows are different; they can go back in, and it will not harm the other
However if left out of the water for a period of time they will dry up and shrink
like the other Gulp worms and sinking minnows. I know if you will refer to earlier articles that I have written you
will see a rig that you can use the minnows on. I will give you one: That if you try this on a drop shot rig, you
will get results real fast.
I was introduced to them about
two years ago at a show in Arkansas where Berkley had a tank of bass for the exbitors to show product in the tank.
I was working with MoJo Weights at the time and asked Berkley if they would try our rig with the new
It turned out when the bass in the tank would not hit any other lure they would
kill the minnow. Here again, the bait is made up of ground up bait so if you lose one it will not affect the fish
and they can digest it.
If you're interested in trying out Berkley's what I call Minnow in a Bucket, they
should be in most of the stores now, Sportsman Warehouse/Gander Mountain/Bass Pro.
If you still have problems locating them, write to me and I will help you get
I know it might be too late for you to go after Crappie. However, if you have read
some of my articles, I tell you to move with the crappie and bass off the spawning beds and move toward the deep
May and June are the best Top Water Bait times. The fish are still very active and
if you will place the boat in 16-20 feet of water and cast shallow, the fish should be right under the surface
looking for a easy meal. Look at all the time and how much work they did spawning and are very hungry.
A lot of us down South have had to put up with all the lakes having too much water
that Crappie Spawning is or should be over and the Bass are spawning as I type. If the Crappie in your area are
just now spawning, try some of the Berkley Gulp Alive Minnows.
You will not go wrong and might even have some pictures that you want to share
with other fishing folks. Send them in and we will try and get them up on the web site.
Keep The Hooks Wet!