For what ever it is worth, When the gulp first came out I killed the flounder on them. Later that year I was fishing for specs with six other fishermen. I was fishing with what I thought was the greatest fishing lure of all times the gulp. Well I never caught a spec the first day, every one else had at least two. Ok, I got snake bit. Like a dummy for one week I would not take that gulp off . The only specs I seen that week were caught by some one close to me. I put on a regular pink plastic lure and later I was cleaning 4 specs. My son and I were in the middle of a large school of Stripers, I had on a gulp paddle tail he had on a plain rubber shad he out fished me 5-1. I think the action of the gulp just is not good enough stripers or sea trout.