Gulp vs Zman... my thoughts!

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Thanks Rainbow. I'm convinced the most effective fish catcher is a lure tipped with bait. Best of all worlds.
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I too carry a good selection of both Zman and Gulp and will happily swap between them. I find the gulp will produce better if the bite is slow but Zman are go to if I'm just looking for the better fish 
Must say my 8 year old grandson prefers sliders though as can't cast properly yet. Look at this face from yesterday. Gave him a lot of fun. 




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Originally posted by MB MB wrote:

Thanks Rainbow. I'm convinced the most effective fish catcher is a lure tipped with bait. Best of all worlds.

Should add that I would consider Gulp a bait (as well as a lure). As per other posts, there's plenty of examples of fish actually eating it rather than just biting at it. I will stick my neck out and say that I think it would get more bites than real squid, but fewer bites than an oily bait fish such as pilchards and skipjack. Not tested, just my gut feeling. 
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Use both but when the fishing is hard will back a Gulp crazy legs over a ZMan any day.
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Side track.Who remembers the Lamb soaked in tuna oil tubs that was selling 20yrs ago??never caught a fish nor bite,same as the dehydrated squid that was being sold at the boat show 4yrs ago,just add water,yeah right.
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A long time ago, I bought a tub of squid preserved in fish oil of some kind from the general store in Port Fitzroy. The smell was obnoxious. Unlike salted squid, it was a bloody good fish catcher. That said, it was GBI, so maybe anything would have worked! Haven't seen it since then. 
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When fishing West Coast or Stewart Island on hunting trips, I use possum, rabbit or hare. I've even used a bit of venison of the top of the neck from a whitetail buck. Catch all the main species that you would expect down there.

Lasts really well on the hook too. I've caught 10 fish on one piece of venny.

But back to the post. I have had a lot more success on Gulp than any other when the fishing is slow. Most anything seems to work, when they firing.

So my system now is Gulp, New Penny to start with and rarely change. If the fishing is good, or over reefs, I use the little squids that Kaveman sell. They go good, and cheap compared to all the other brands, about $2ea.
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In my opinion, both Gulp and Zman have their pros and cons and the effectiveness of each one depends on various factors such as fishing techniques, species being targeted, water conditions and personal preferences.

Gulp is a versatile bait that can be fished both as a static lure or a worked lure. It is known for its lifelike appearance and taste which attracts fish and keeps them biting even after the initial strike.
However, it is fragile and may not hold up well against sharp-toothed fish. On the other hand, Zman is a durable plastic lure that excels as a traditional soft-plastic lure.

Its buoyancy and flexibility make it an attractive choice for anglers. However, it is less effective as a taste lure and may require frequent re-application of flavour to be effective. In conclusion, it is recommended to have a variety of lures in your tackle box and use them based on the specific fishing conditions and species being targeted. Both Gulp and Zman have their place in fishing and can be effective in different situations.
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Originally posted by fred01 fred01 wrote:

In my opinion, both Gulp and Zman have their pros and cons and the effectiveness of each one depends on various factors such as fishing techniques, species being targeted, water conditions and personal preferences.

Gulp is a versatile bait that can be fished both as a static lure or a worked lure. It is known for its lifelike appearance and taste which attracts fish and keeps them biting even after the initial strike.
However, it is fragile and may not hold up well against sharp-toothed fish. On the other hand, Zman is a durable plastic lure that excels as a traditional soft-plastic lure.

Its buoyancy and flexibility make it an attractive choice for anglers. However, it is less effective as a taste lure and may require frequent re-application of flavour to be effective. In conclusion, it is recommended to have a variety of lures in your tackle box and use them based on the specific fishing conditions and species being targeted. Both Gulp and Zman have their place in fishing and can be effective in different situations.

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