Berkley has introduced an 8-inch Gulp! Eel, a shorter version of its 10-inch bait, available in resealable packages or in oval buckets of Gulp! Alive! The slithering artificial resembles an American eel, a productive bait for trophy stripers in the Northeast. The biodegradable eels are made with Gulp! scent and flavor, and come in black, motor oil/red fleck, silver mud and natural eel. Root beer/gold is available only in resealable bags. Gulp! Eels cost $11.99 for a five-pack of 8-inch baits and $19.99 for a pint oval bucket. Call 800-237-5539, or visit www.berkley-fishing.com.