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P | 612-382-6927
E | travis@trophyencounters.com

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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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Crazy Cats!

Travis Frank

group1.jpgUnbelievable catfish action is taking place right now, and for the second time writing about it I have not been along on for the trip.  Just the pure excitement of seeing the pictures and hearing the stories makes me remember my past catfish outings and makes me want to write  a little something for all my buddies who made it out.  They boated somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 - 200 cats the last time they went out.  I guess it would be tough to keep track when they are biting that fast, but I'm 100% sure that everybody got in on the action.  These catfish are amazing smoked, and blackened over an open flame.  Not only that, but the fish can be huge at times and they fight like crazy.  The "keepers" are the smaller ones, and all the rest are usually too large ( sounds like a bad time huh?).   spotcat.jpg Check out how feminine Bails looks in this picture (hahaha), and how unusual this spotted catfish looks....very cool!

I have decided that I cannot handle telling other peoples stories any longer.  Now that the holidays and the hecticness is almost done for a while, I am going to start enjoying my graduation from college and spend some time on the water for myself.  Life will wait for me to get off the lake...right??? 

Have a safe and Happy New Year! Fish On!