Cut bait is definitely not a popular bait for catching muskie, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t work to catch some muskie. Some anglers do use cut bait rigged on a jighead early in the spring just after ice out. There are some anglers that troll with cut bait rigs and they do have some success. For the most part, most anglers are not using cut bait for muskie or they are just keeping quiet when they do. Cut bait will catch some muskie, but a live sucker is hard to beat if you prefer to fish with live bait for muskie.
Some of the popular rigs for catching muskie with cut bait are: