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huntfun2
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06/05/2020 09:51AM  
Just wondering how many of you use Gulp for walleyes in Quetico versus using the standard jig with a grub such as as Twister tail or Kalins? I've been hearing people swear that the Gulp is really effective. Thoughts?
 
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06/05/2020 10:05AM  
If you are pitching and working it back fairly quickly I don't think it matters. If you are pausing and allowing bait to sit for any time I think it helps.

On a side note, if I am pulling spinners behind a bottom bouncer, I NEVER use real worms anymore. I can catch a dozen 'eyes on one worm and I have been very impressed with how the fish hold on to the bait.
06/05/2020 01:09PM  
AmarilloJim: "... I NEVER use real worms anymore.
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Especially since it became illegal in the Q!
MichiganMan
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06/05/2020 05:44PM  
For standard jigging in the Q (or probably the BW as well), I don't think it matters. I use standard cheapo curlytail grubs and have no trouble catching walleye.

One time I bought the Gulp leeches and tried slip bobber fishing with them off the campsite (like I used to do successfully with live leeches before the bait ban) and had no luck. Even though Gulp is close, it still isn't a real live leech. For active fishing like jigging though, I don't think it matters.
06/07/2020 08:04AM  
Once you find a hot spot for walleyes, you could also try using a Gulp Leech on a drop-shot set up. With a light drop shot weight, you will likely get hung up less often than with a jig. That’s my experience anyway and if you do get hung up, tied properly you only lose the weight as opposed to retying the whole set up. I tie the hook about 6-8 inches above the weight and use subtle rod tip movements to make the Gulp Leech move. Very effective for Walleye and SMB. It is a good product, I would try it if I were you.

Of course, it’s far from a “search” technique so you have to find ‘em first.....
06/07/2020 08:23AM  
marc24: "Once you find a hot spot for walleyes, you could also try using a Gulp Leech on a drop-shot set up. With a light drop shot weight, you will likely get hung up less often than with a jig. That’s my experience anyway and if you do get hung up, tied properly you only lose the weight as opposed to retying the whole set up. I tie the hook about 6-8 inches above the weight and use subtle rod tip movements to make the Gulp Leech move. Very effective for Walleye and SMB. It is a good product, I would try it if I were you.


Of course, it’s far from a “search” technique so you have to find ‘em first....."


Sounds like my experience with Gulp. IF you find fish, AND they are hungry, you MIGHT get them to bite on Gulp.
06/07/2020 08:45AM  
I’ve pulled some hogs up from 15-20 ft down with the method, they will bite it. A nice, sensitive rod helps too
Hawks
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06/13/2020 08:32PM  

I've tried Glup leeches in Quetico and was not impressed. The leeches are rubbery and stiff so their don't appear life like on a jig. With a slip bobber the leech does not move on the hook. I caught a few walleyes in Kawanipi but the action was slow. Then there is transporting the leeches in a container with the stinky solution that smells up everything if spilled. The smaller sealed plastic pouches work better.

06/14/2020 08:14AM  
I agree Hawks, on a jig I found little success. However, on a drop shot with very light weight and a fast action rod tip you can really get very good action with the 5 inch gulp leech. Just keep bouncing that rod tip ever so slightly and that leech will move all it needs to. 3 inch variety does not provide the same action IMHO. As far as the smelly juice (and it stinks), mine have always been transported in a wide-mouth screw top Nalgene bottle, no spills, no mess.
SummerSkin
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06/23/2020 10:30AM  
I have had success using Slimers leeches in the Q:

https://slimers.net/shop/ols/products/3-grubleech

These are the most realistic fake leeches I've found (someone here actually turned me on to them). The only drawback is that they're not very durable.
 
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