|BERKLEY GULP! DOMINATES PWT BORDER WAR
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