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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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They Gotta Bite With Hair Like That!!

Travis Frank

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I'm not sure if it was the color of our lures, or Dusty's wild hair, but for whatever reason we ended up spankin a bunch of Willies.  Since I've been on such a crankbait kick this year, we started our day trolling, and being that this was Dusty's fishing opener, I was pretty pumped to see him land a Walleye within the first 30 seconds of trolling.  I kid you not, we were giggling like school girls when he casted out his crank and he started realling it in within seconds.  A good start to the day and to the season for Dusty.  We took turns hauling in a walleye after walleye, and enjoyed every second of it.  We used primarily two different cranks, one being the firetiger pattern, and the other being the shad color on a crankbait that Openingweek07%20004.jpgDusty's old man use to use.  Too bad that we have no idea where they sell this old school crank, because I know it worked and I'd love to find a couple more of them.  The depth that worked best for us was 9 - 11 feet.  Nothin but fun, Thanks Dusty Bottoms.  Fish On Fella's