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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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Did Somebody Say Open Water???

Travis Frank

Foggy Mississippi

Check out this sweet view of a foggy morning on the Mighty Mississippi.  I was not along on this particular trip, but I just had to post this.  The boys that made the journey to Red Wing found themselves as usual, with hundreds of other eager fisherman.  The only problem was that they didn't find quite as eager fish!  The recent report was that there had been a few biters in the previous days, but everything can change in seconds when you fish the rivers in spring.  On this particular day, the dam in Red Wing was let wide open to allow water to flow through, which had its normal effects and turned the fish off completely.  It's a good excuse for my buddies to bring home as to why they didn't catch em'  on their first attempt of the year (heeeheee).  Don't worry Mike and Sean, I won't tell everybody it was you two who were down there!

Baby Sturg

One of my favorite parts about fishing the river is that you never know what you are going to catch or snag, and while they didn't catch the walleyes, they did manage to haul in a rare Sturgeon to take a few photos.  It wasn't enormous, but always fun to fight.

In all honesty, the river can absolutely awesome this time of the year.  It is a good chance to get out on the open water before the lakes loose all of the ice.  The numbers and size of the walleye and sauger can be spectacular, with many of our trips last season netting 50 - 80 fish per day.  I will be getting my lines wet in the next few days, and posting my stories when I can.  If you or anybody you know would like to be part of the stories, get in contact with me soon to set up a day that will work best.  The action will be heating up very soon, and it doesn't last long. Until next time,  FishOn!