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265 S Oak St
Waconia, MN
United States


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


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