Re: Anybody try the "musky mayhem cowgirl" series bait
All of the big blades have a time and place to catch fish. My PB was caught on a CIA double 10. Not sure it should be a workout throwing showgirls or baby girls though...what rod/reel are you using?
I can throw DC 10s for hours and am not in great shape by any means lol. I use my revo torro winch with a 4:5:1 ratio (not the baby bass size) I think the big one is the 61. Rod is 8ft 6". Go heavy or medium heavy, I like just a bit of play in tip, but backbone is needed to sink big hooks consistently.
Handling tackle and quickly landing and releasing fish is easier with heavy 80 to 100 lb braid.
Temperature becomes a factor too soon. General conservative practice to leave them alone once temps get to 80F.