The trick with Gulp Shrimp is to fish them slow…
To quote a friend that proved this trick to me in February…
“If you think you are reeling to fast, you are!
If you think you are reeling too slow, you aren’t”
He equate fishing Jigs in general, and especially Gulp gibs to rubber worm fishing for largemouth bass.
He proved to me that the smaller trout, redfish and snook (I was in South Florida at the time), will hit a faster, jerky retrieve. The big fish require a slow and steady retrieve, just bouncing the oysters, so go light with the jig head, to reduce snags on the oysters too. We fished in 1/8th and 1/16 oz jig heads, in red.
Results in 5 hours of fishing, over a dozen fish each, with total length of the three species each of 62" for me (22" Snook, 22" Red, 18" Trout) and 94" for him (35" Snook, 33" Redfish and 26" Seatrout). We were fishing right next to each other the whole time, using the same bait. My tactic was twitching retrieve, is was a slow, slow plow. The last hour, he had me slow down, and that is when I caught my biggest redfish and seatrout of the day.
He sold me, and have used it ever since, to much greater success.
Those who can’t fish, spend too much on seafood!