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265 S Oak St
Waconia, MN
United States

612-382-6927

Travis Frank and Trophy Encounters Guide Service specializes in fully-guided fishing trips for Muskie, Walleye, Bass, Northern Pike and Panfish on Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Lake Mille Lacs and other Metro Minnesota Waters.​

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Goin Hollywood!!

Travis Frank

I know that I'm not a tv star or anything of that nature, but last winter I was given the opportunity to film a couple of tv shows and a commercial.  The opportunity was brought about from the great guys over at Pro Fish Enterprise when Seth called me up one day and asked me if I'd join him.  Well I must say that it took a lot of coaxing on his part to get me to do this, but after many days I finally decided to do it.  I'm not sure why I needed to be talked into it, but I'm glad I did.  It was probably one of the funnest experiences that I've done in my life.  We filmed a commercial for Pro Fish and 2 tv shows on Fishing The Wild Side.  The fun of working with a professional tv crew and its members was very rewarding and exciting.  I must say however that Seth and Myself were really unsure of what to expect, but after Chip (the host of the show) cracked a few jokes, we were at ease and laughing the entire time.  These shows are going to be very tough for me to watch, because I've never enjoyed watching the goofy things that I do. 

I think if you tune in and watch the episodes you will be not only surprised at what we are fishing for, but also laugh your butts off at seeing myself and others having a ridiculously good time.  I don't know how large of a role Seth and I will have in these shows, but we taped for several hours both days and will more than likely be on the air more than once.  It should be interesting, and yes I am kinda nervous to see myself. 

If you want to watch, the show is called Fishing the Wild Side.  I believe that our episodes air the next two weekends.  They are going to be on Fox Sports Net.  The show is on Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM and Sunday mornings at 11:30 AM. 

Feel Free to laugh at my expense!!!