The Marlin Magic Ruckus is perhaps their most famous Marlin lure. This is the XL 16" size. Has 16" sized skirt saddles with a fairly steady taper towards the slanted nose. The reputation of the lure can be derived from its name alone - it creates a "ruckus" in the water that stir up fish like crazy while staying mostly at the surface. It has an aggressive surface action, providing a ton of smoke trailing the lure. While you can get this lure to run in rougher waters, we do not necessarily recommend this lure for the roughest of sea conditions but more in calm to moderately rough conditions.
Captain Marlin Parker himself has won more tournaments on this lure than any other lure in his arsenal including the 2002 World Cup and the 2004 Bisbees. Can be ran in any trolling position with success, but we personally run the 16" size on the short corner position (Large Size Long Corner, 12" Size Short Rigger). Ranked by Marlin Magazine in 2016 as the #7 offshore lure of all time.
BOM Skirt Size 802
Head Weight 10.7oz
Head Length 3.2"
Head Width Approx. 2.25"
Here is a photo of the 1035# Blue caught on a Blue Lava Ruckus on August 18, 2019 by Capt. Marlin Parker & deckhand Ryan Thurner to take home the largest fish prize at the Big Island Marlin Tournament.
Here is the link to our Ruckus review with Capt. Chris Donato:
This particular head is a "Special Edition two-tone iridescent Paua Shell & white Mother of Pearl shell split in half along the sides of the insert - White Mother of Pearl is along the bottom and Paua shell is along the top of the insert. This is a very unique two-tone shell lure from Marlin Magic.