We asked Erik Landesfeind, saltwater bass tournament pro, and all-around avid angler how he uses Gulp! in his home waters. He turned to his good friend Capt. Jimmy Decker to demonstrate one of their favorite techniques with the Gulp! Jerk Shad.
“The Gulp! Jerk Shad is one of the most versatile presentations available when targeting all three species of saltwater bass. Be it the 5-inch rigged on a 3/8-ounce Owner Sled Head or the 6-inch rigged on a 1/2-ounce, this completely weedless bait can be fished around eelgrass, kelp, and even boiler rocks. Here Captain Jimmy Decker shares how to rig a Jerk Shad for a weedless presentation as well as the presentation used when fishing it in shallow water. While he was targeting boiler zone calicos at Catalina Island, this same presentation works for spotted bay bass in the shallows, or the bait can be sunk-out when targeting sand bass or calicos over deeper reefs.”