I do not fish the west coast much, but I use the Gulp alive on the east coast. I fish from Sebastain to Staurt on the Indian River for Redfish,Snook,& Trout. All 3 species seem to love them. I really like to dead stick them in potholes on the flats or under docks and mangroves on high tide. I'll also buy the Gulps in a bag and put them in the Alive bucket for more color selection.