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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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The Heat Is Gone...FINALLY!!!

Travis Frank

fuckin fish pictures 002.jpgWell it's about time something changed with the horrible weather we were having.  Fishing has been impossible the last week with temps climbing into the upper 90's and into the 100's.  Last night a storm came through dropping the temps considerably and allowing for fishing to take place once again.  Water temperatures that had been at 86 - 87 degrees have now cooled to the lower 80's which is still to warm, but better than what it was a day ago.  In my opinion, this extremely warm water is having a large impact on how the fish are behaving, with a lot of fish being far less aggressive than normal for the cloudy and windy conditions that just came through.  Not only are the fish behaving weird, once you do catch one, you have to be quick and release the fish immediately to ensure survival.  When water becomes this warm it is extremely important for fish of all species to get back to cooler water fast because survival rate is terrible at such high degrees.

Today we fished 4 spots in our short outing.  We saw 13 Muskies, boated one 42" on a Topwater glide bait, and had 3 other extremely close calls.  Any day you land a muskie is a good day.  Until next time, Good Luck, and Fish On!!