Just got my hands on a bottle of the new Berkley crickets. These are great. I can't wait to give them a try. Like other Gulp and Gulp Alive productsd they have the reputation of working as good as or better than the "real thing".
Gills love crickets and what I like to do is toss them in a pond, under an overhaning tree. I'll use a small float to keep the bait off the bottom and for making casting a bit easier. Fishing crickets along weed edges is a good way to go too.
What's so neat about this new product is that there's no need to worry about extra bait, bait dying off, or escaping in the back seat of your car. Use what you need and they're ready for you for the next trip.
Take a look at the slide show and see some panfish photos and these new baits.
Here is what Berkley has to say about their new baits....
Fishing for panfish in small waters with crickets is nothing new when catching these small fighters, but rigging on a new Berkley Gulp! Alive! 1-inch Cricket turns heads and stretches lines.
Whether fishing for bluegill, crappie or perch, Gulp!® Alive!/Gulp! 1-inch Crickets can catch them all, and is durable enough to last more than a couple of rounds.
Live crickets come with a short life span on the end of a hook. These Crickets never die and outfish and outlast the live version.
"The cricket is the number one bait when it comes to bluegill, redear and other panfish," said Dr.Keith Jones, VP Berkley Product Development Consumables. "I love the Gulp! Alive! 1-inch Cricket because I don't have to worry about them dying, listening to them chirp or finding a place to buy them. Plus, they last way longer and catch more fish than live crickets. I like to rig the 1-inch Cricket on a light-wire hook with a split-shot weight about a foot above the hook. Cast out, let it sink and hang on for a wild time."
Berkley Gulp! Alive! 1-inch Crickets are soaking in a 2.1-ounce resealable jar full of irresistible Gulp! Alive! juice. The Gulp! version is available in convenient resealable 8-count bags. Gulp! Alive! and Gulp! Crickets are completely biodegradable. To refresh, simply put the Cricket back in the jar or bag.
Crickets come in four fish-catching colors; Cricket Brown, Breen, Chartreuse and Green Pumpkin.