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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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Travis Frank

tra 009.jpgWell the last two days of fishing (monday &tuesday) have brought back the thought of 1 in 10,000 casts so to speak.This came about mainly because these fish were managing everything in their power to shake the hooks and swim freely which made for some stressful days on the water for myself.  Fun, yes,  but still stressful.  The weather wasn't the best and the fish that were coming at our baits seemed to be magicians at missing the bait.

tra 003.jpgThis morning however we won the chess match more than once.  On the second spot of the day, the fish nicknamed Ricky Bobby (named by Steve a few days earlier) decided to come out and play one last time.  Brian had this fish come up and miss the bait twice on the same cast.  Knowing the aggression this fish has shown the previous three trips out, I decided to have him throw the bait from a different direction to see if it would respond again, and prove one of my theories right.  Well a couple of minutes later we were taking pictures of a great looking 43-44" ski. 

tra 005.jpgThe next couple of spots gave us some follows but no strikes.  We were starting to talk about how lazy the fish were until the water gave out on my topwater and another battle was underway.  I could tell instantly that I had a good one, and I let both Brian and George know what we were up against.  After a short but intense battle and a little net help from Brian, we were able to land this 51" monster.  Sometimes all I can say is "WOW" when I get to hold something of that sheer power and size. 

We finished the morning with several more close calls, and a lot of new lessons and techniques learned by both Brian and George.  Hope you guys can put all that new information to use someday, and I cannot wait to post the results that you do come up with.  Thanks for another memorable trip on the water boys, FISHON!!