Product Review-Berkley Gulp! Ripple Mullet

Author: Captain Jot Owens | Posted: 09/04/2010

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Speckled Trout love\'em too!
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Most anglers (salt & fresh) have used a Berkley Gulp or Gulp Alive products in the past and have had luck with Gulp.  The one thing I've experienced as well as other fishermen have told me is that Gulp does not have enough action.  The Berkley Company listened and has come out with the Gulp and Gulp Alive Ripple Mullet; with the first Gulp product to ever have a firetail design.


The Ripple Mullet has the best of both worlds; action and the great catching scent of Gulp.  Berkley really got it right on these baits.  Here are some stats on the Ripple Mullet:

·        Proven tail swimming action

·        10 Colors and 5 with Chartreuse tails

·        Unique ribbed shape creates fish attracting water disturbance

·        Colors – Chartreuse/ Pepper, Glow/Chartreuse tail, Goby Magic/Chartreuse tail, New Penny w/Fleck, Pearl White, Purple Blue Fleck/Chartreuse tail, Rootbeer Gold/Chartreuse tail, Pink, Watermelon Red Glitter, Morning Glory/chartreuse tail.

A great advantage that sets the Ripple Mullet apart from other baits is the Ripple cut body that creates a fish attracting water disturbance.  When you swim this bait through the water, it not only just swims its tail; it also rocks side to side.  When this is happening you get a vibration from the lure that fish can sense.  Another advantage is Gulp bait with a color tipped tail.  One thing that has helped me catch more Redfish and Speckled Trout has been color tipped tails on artificial baits.  Why do fish love them so much?  I have not a clue but maybe it gives off a little more swim action look to the tail and the fish can see it easier.  What ever the reason, fish seem to like it and we know it's a proven fish catching advantage.

Rigging the Ripple Mullet is easy, just rig it the way you like to rig any soft plastic baits.  Here are a few ways I've had success rigging the Ripple Mullet; Jig/Grub lead head, Carolina/Slip rig, Weedless/Texas rig and Drop shot rig.  One other note to rigging the Ripple Mullet, if you are going to rig it on a jig head, try a spring/wire lock jig head; this will insure that the Ripple Mullet does not slip off the jig head.

Give the Ripple Mullet a try, I bet you'll have some great luck with them.  If you have any questions about this Berkley product or any Berkley product please let me know or visit

Thanks for readingl,

Capt. Jot Owens

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About The Author: Captain Jot Owens

Company: Jot It Down Fishing Charters LLC

Area Reporting: Southeast NC Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington

Bio: Captain Jot Owens, IV, born and raised in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, has been fishing the waters of the Cape Fear, Masonboro Sound and the North Atlantic Ocean for thirteen years. He began his career at the age of 15 commercial fishing for Grouper and King Mackerel. After the experience in commercial fishing, he began working as a Mate on a charter boat that specialized in offshore fishing for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, tuna, Wahoo and billfish. During this time he made offshore rigs and prepared baits for the charters. In 2000, Jot began work as a Mate on The Fortune Hunter. During the six years Jot worked as a Mate, he was working towards his Captain�s license. In February 2002, he achieved his goal of obtaining his Captain�s license. Since this time, Jot has been the Master and Captain of the Fortune Hunter Too, fishing for trout, Red Drum, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon and many other species. Today Captain Jot runs his own boat; the (Jot It down). Captain Jot enjoys everyday he is on the water and brings his passion for fishing to his customers by teaching new techniques and providing knowledge about the many different species of fish found on the East Coast. He looks forward to sharing with you the many fishing techniques that he is so passionate about.

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