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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

winter 2006 329.jpgWe set out this past Saturday morning with obvious intentions of throwing more muskies in the boat.  My partners in crime on this event were Jack and his friend Bob.  Jack has been out several outings with me in the past couple of years, and has had some great success.  On this particular day, we would continue our great times on the water. 

winter 2006 333.jpgJack has always managed to give me a hard time if we fish 2 to 3 spots and don't catch anything.  On this outing, we started at 6am, and he told me that he was going to give me until 7am to produce a fish or he was going to start heckling the guide.  I have grown quite a good relationship with this wonderful story telling gentlemen in the past couple of seasons on the water, so I just chuckled at his comments and told him to just keep casting and not to worry about the fish.  Fortunately for the both of us he had his fish in the boat shortly after our conversation when I pointed to a weed point that held a fish the day before and he hit the mark with his topwater.  Lloyd I'm not sure if you can tell from this picture, but this is NOT a SKINNY fish, in fact it was a very healthy mid 40"er, so I don't think you can give Jack a tough time on this one (haha).

winter 2006 339.jpgWell I always say the first one is the hardest to catch and then the rest come easier after that, and this day was no different.  We fished a few more spots seeing a couple before I boated the next one which was the dink of the day in the upper 30" range, but a high flyer nonetheless and always exciting when they jump their way to the boat.  After my fish and having Bob explain to us that we were near to his uncles old place on the lake where they use to fish for sunnies many years ago, we decided to make our last spot of the day a few casts away from one of his old honey holes.  This paid off because Bob landed his first ever and a real beauty at that.  It was a very healthy 46" and our biggest of the day.  Don't ask any of us how this fish actually got in the boat, cuz it was probably the most humorous and nail biting battle of the season.  We'll just say that there were several times that this muskie was swimming around with no tension on the line, and at times swimming freely on the other side of the boat than Bob thought he was battling him on.  Nonetheless, this was an exciting morning on the water.  It's not every time out that everybody in the boat lands one, usually someone always seems to steal the thunder, but not on that day.

winter 2006 325.jpg Some of the battles from this day will hopefully be on the website soon, as Jack managed to film 2 out of the 3 we caught.  Oh, and what an absolutely amazing sunrise.  Makes a guy appreciate waking up before the birds do.  Thanks again guys and congrats.  Fishon!