Berkley Gulp! Dominates Border War
Sep 17th, 2008 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 17th, 2008 at 12:00 AM
The Professional Walleye Tour (PWT) stopped in Dryden, Ontario, August 13-15 for the Super Pro Division Can-Am Challenge. The event, held on Wabigoon Lake featured 25 top U.S. walleye pros competing against 25 of Canada’s top walleye pros.
The PWT event, which was won by Canadian angler Dan Dolinski. Following closely behind Dolinski was fellow Canadian teammate Wayne Wagner and U.S. Pro Staff member Perry Good. Anglers used a variety of Berkley Gulp! products and introduced a few new techniques to walleye fishing.
Effective presentations used by competitors included tipping jigs with Gulp! Alive! 3″ and 4″ Minnows. Also effective was Gulp! 6″ Nightcrawlers added to a bottom bouncer and spinner harnesses. The bottom bouncer, spinner harness, and Gulp! Nightcrawler combination is relatively snag free allowing anglers to troll around structure and cover water fast.
Being forced to fish with artificial bait was a change of pace for the walleye pros. “Typically, live bait plays an important role in walleye fishing, but Gulp! is proving us all wrong and a Gulp! Minnow on a jig has become a standard bait on many northern waters,” said Gary Parsons, U.S. Team Captain and Berkley pro. “Gulp! baits are catching fish faster than live baits that we typically rely on. This tournament has changed many opinions about the use of Gulp! and competitive fishing.”
Anglers can innovate new presentations with any Gulp! product. At this event for example, anglers double tipped Gulp! Alive! Minnows on a jig offering a bigger presentation and a slower fall for more walleye bites.
“It didn’t matter who won the event; everyone was winning on Gulp!,” said Cody Roswick, Berkley Field Services Manager. “The confidence that professional anglers developed while using Gulp! was tremendous. They wouldn’t use it if it didn’t work, and Berkley wouldn’t make a product that wasn’t proven. Anglers in this tournament found Gulp! to be cleaner, easier to store, reusable, and less costly than live bait.”