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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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Muskie Streaks

Travis Frank

fuckin fish pictures 025.jpgA streak ends and  a streak continues!  Last night Drew came out with me to tackle muskies for the first time this year.  He has landed one with me already this year, but not when we were fishing for them.  Drew may just be the luckiest person ever when it comes to muskies.  For the last 5 years ever since he started coming out fishing with me he has boated at least one muskie every time out.  This is an amazing streak to have, and one that anybody should be jealous of.  Well, needless to say, last night was no different.  Fishing was a little slow to start out, but towards dark things really picked up and by the end of the night they were flying out of the water literally.  We saw several with many close calls, and YES Drew landed another one to keep his streak going.

This morning was a streak that unfortunately came to an end.  I have been taking Lloyd out 2 to 4 times per year for the last 4 summers, and during this time period we have never come back to shore with the big goose egg.  We kept talking about how amazing our streak was and all the fish we have boated, but never thought we'd see the day when we didn't land one.  Today proved to be the end of a great stretch.  With the action the last few days, it really never crossed my mind that we wouldn't catch any.  I actually was trying to figure out how many we were going to land, and not if we were going to land one.  We ran into a little snag this morning and missed our first 45 minutes of daylight when Art, Lloyd's fishing partner for the day couldn't find the access.  Then once we did get out, the muskies turned into lazy logs, and would only slowly follow the bait.  It wasn't that we didn't see them, it just that we couldn't get them to eat.  We saw as many as 8 different fish on a single spot, and absolutely no takers.  FRUSTRATING to say the least, but still a good day.  Thanks Lloyd and Art, and can't wait to do it again.