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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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Gettin back on the water!

Travis Frank

With this intense heat, and an extremely busy schedule as of late, I have been unable to hit the water as often as I would like to.  That is why there have been no updates to view as of late, and I apologize.  However, it won't be long now and the pictures will be flying up faster than you can read them, so check back often to see what comes in the boat next.  I managed to get out on the water at 3:00 last night for a couple of hours of moonlight fishing before daylight rose.  Let me say that if you thought it was a rush watching a muskie take a topwater bait in daylight hours, you may not be able to handle the nighttime explosions.  I boated two muskies during my outing and raised 7 others, I would range them at about 42" and 46".  Since I was fishing by my lonesome on this venture I simply unhooked the fish without taking them out of the water and gave them a fast and safe release.  I wish there was another person in the boat because the moonlight pictures would have been awesome.  Having the whole lake literally to myself  made this trip something to write about and to put in the memory bank for future full moons. 

Something to note is that full moon muskie fishing can not only be great during daylight hours but amazing after dark as well.  This can be some of the best action imaginable if you prepare yourself properly and take extra precaution.  This moon is nearly done until next month, but definitely keep it in mind come august and september and feel free to get a hold of me for an awesome night on the water if you wish.