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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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I Thought I Would Go Fishing Again...

Travis Frank

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Well the reports have been few and far between on my end lately, and for that I apologize.  I simply haven't been out there living the dream like I normally do.  Yesterday I got a bug up my butt so to speak, and I decided that I would jig myself up some grub, otherwise known as Walleyes.  Hennen and I loaded up my gear and we ran out to Tonka to meet up with Petey and his 4-wheeler.  Being the great guy that he is, I called him up and he came to shore to haul us out to our destination.  We basically set up on 2 different ends of a favorite muskie spot of mine and hoped for the best.  The eye's were schooled up pretty tightly, and when they came in as darkness was approaching, it was pretty fast and furious for Hennen and I.  At times, we had 5 - 6 eyes under our house chasing our baits at the same time.  An occasional tip-up flag of ours went off, but the frozen spools caused them to turn very tough and resulted in missed fish.  Our window of time on the ice gave us some great action and another picture of a mitt-full of eyes.  Petey was about 150 yards away and enjoyed much of the same action, however he was fishing alone, and had some fish get tangled on him which caused his "jar" of keepers to be slightly less.  Either way, he had lots of action, and when you are chasing metro area eyes, that is really what it's about.  The ice on the part of the lake that we were fishing ranged from 4-8 inches.  It is still varying in depth a quite a bit due to the snow cover in spots, however it seems to be plenty good for foot travel and 4-wheelers.  Thank you again Petey and Hennen for another enjoyable night on the ice.

As we approach the great Holiday season of Christmas and New Years, I want to wish you all a safe and wonderful time.  It gives us a great chance to spend quality time with the ones we care most about, and if there is time after that, then we can jump back in the great outdoors.  After all, the ones closest to us make our passions enjoyable to pursue.  Until Next Time Y'all, Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!