View Full Version : gulp alive problem
07-22-2008, 07:40 PM
today i went flounder fishing aorund long bay point using 4" gulp alive swimming mullet and had no luck. everytime i got a bite the tail was gone and the fish wouldnt get hooked. should i use a trailor hook or does anyone else has any ideas
07-22-2008, 07:51 PM
when you feel the bite, push your rod tip 5 to 8 inches at the fish and let him eat it. when the lines goes taught,its on ! If that dont work just quit for the next 10 days because flounder season is CLOSED.until July 30th - so even a 28 incher will not do you any good for supper......and at $7 a bag ( or $20 for the tub ) thats a waste of good bait - or use minnows, at least the fish get a nice snack !
Could have been little blues biting off all your tails too- happens everyday
07-22-2008, 09:39 PM
Chartruese 4 " fooled this big boy! Last 2 years wouldn't leave the dock without them. I like chart. in cloudy water or cloudy days, white on crystal water. Also had good luck on the white shrimp. BUT I ALWAYS ALWAYS add a minnow or shiner. Last trip boated 60- inlet fishing on chart and a minnow, when the minnows ran out the mouths closed. The one in pix could barely get it in it's mouth, most were 15 to 18 inch size, 4 over 19. Wish I invented them probably could have retired.
07-23-2008, 12:27 AM
Whenever i fish in the yak i use gulp and i have learned that whenever this happens it is eather because of small fish or crabs.
07-23-2008, 05:19 AM
Could be BlueFish messing with you also.
07-23-2008, 06:52 AM
Pinfish are usually the ones that do this in my experience. They usually hit the gulp baits near the bottom. If you are fishing under a cork, shorten your depth and this sometimes slows the pinfish bite.
07-23-2008, 09:18 AM
Let them eat it or could be crabs ot a toothy critter.
07-23-2008, 11:16 AM
I'll bet $$$$$ it's Black Willies there's plenty of little ones where you're fishing, they love Gulps and those buck-tooth bass-turds can take a tail off in a heart beat !! If you want to try and see what it is just throw back the tail-less Gulp and let it hit, if you don't hook them just use a slow retrieve back to the boat, they will follow it.