Twin Cities Metro area guide and Musky Mayhem Tackle Pro-Staffer Ryan McMahon gives you his top 5 go to Musky Mayhem Tackle baits when fishing in the Twin Cities/Metro area. This package includes one of each of the baits listed below.
SUPER BLACK SUPERMODEL - SM002
BLUEGILL DOUBLE SHOWGIRL - DS063
BLUE SILVER JR DOUBLE COWGIRL - JR005
BLACK CHARTREUSE 5" SINGLE RABID SQUIRREL - RS5S3
WICKED WITCH TROLLING GIRL - TG083
SM002 Super Black
An all black Super Model has been a staple in my boat since they first came out. This loud, large profile bait has always been a big fish magnet for me on metro waters… and it’s one of my all time favorite night baits.
Burning double showgirls in late summer and early fall when muskies push up shallow on metro waters has been a solid pattern for as long as this bait has existed. Bluegill is a super fishy looking color and metro muskies have panfish on the menu all season long!
JR005 Blue Silver Nickel
Blue/Silver Cowgirl Junior is as meat and potatoes as it gets in my mind when it comes to double bladed bucktails. This bait shines when fish are aggressive and biting and it’s also got me out of a few slumps as well… when the fish aren’t cooperating sometimes you need a confidence bait, this would be mine!
Black Chartreuse 5” Single Rabid Squirrel
A thumper, a burner, or maybe just a fish catching machine?... These little guys can look pretty innocent when sitting next to the heavy artillery, but when fish are sitting up shallow and you have flat calm conditions it’s their time to shine. Rabid Squirrels have been responsible for some very nice fish on pressured metro waters for a long time!
TG083 Wicked Witch
Trolling girls are a beefed-up version of the classic double bladed bucktails we’ve all come to have such huge confidence in. Heavier components help get this bait down a little deeper making it a great option in late June when metro fish are found off the breaks or in open water. It’s also a great option for slow rolling outside weedlines in October.