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This was the third time using the Penny Shrimp and I have yet to catch a fish on it. I fished the 1st 3 hours on the outgoing tide using half ounce white jig heads(spec rig style). On one jig I put a new penny gulp shrimp, on the other I put a 3/4" cube of raw chicken breast.

The chicken outfished the Gulp shrimp 6 to ZERO. I ended up with 3 keepers up to 24". I bought two bags of the penny shrimp after reading all of the success stories here, but for now I'm sticking with "Perdue Peeler".
 

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Yep, chicken cubes on a small jig head. Ten years ago or so when the chicken plant workers in lower Delaware started using chicken breast for trout, I caught some nice flounder on it and have been using it ever since. My buddy caught a 44" striper last year on chicken too. I have another friend who is a taxidermist and he uses duck breast with great success. I also tried the white Gulp 3" swim minnows today also with no luck.
 

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They worked for us today and got us 1st place in the No Bones tourney.

[ 05-06-2006, 10:53 PM: Message edited by: Bay Stalker ]
 

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The Gulp shimp caught our first fish yesterday. But the fishing was really tough and nothing seemed to work consistantly.

[ 05-07-2006, 01:14 PM: Message edited by: Flattop ]
 

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I used the Gulp chartruse swimmers on a white bucktail and caught two shorts yesterday and nobody else caught a thing, and people were using bucktails with bunker strips on the Keansburg Pier. I also have the copper penny shrimp and used several of those and nothing. I had caught several sea robins on the mackeral strip bait (Gulp) when at Manasquan last a couple of weeks ago, and also a couple of short winter flounder. I first opened the Gulp shrimp then, and cut them a bit for the flounder, not another bite until I switched back to the mack strip. Maybe it's just a combo of our smell, and the bait that turns on and off.
 

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Maybe it's just me? I have been catching flounder on jigs, so I did not think it was technique. When I live bait fish or fish with large strip baits, I leave the bail open and hold my finger on the line as I drift. When I feel the bite I let the line go and count to six and let the flounder take it. I close the bail pull up any slack the drift has not taken out and set the hook. When I jig fish with smaller baits such as the size of a gulp shrimp, or chicken chunks, I have been setting the hook quicker, usually right away, or within 2 seconds of feeling the hit. Should I be waiting longer to set the hook?
 
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