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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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More Early Season Walleyes!

Travis Frank

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Saturday evening I made the biggest mistake I can ever make while heading out on the water.  I forgot my darn camera.  Therefore, I don't have any pics of the large ones that we released, but I did take a shot of the dinner that Brandon decided to keep.  We dealt with one of the most insane cold fronts Saturday evening, when the temp went from 85 to 59 in a matter of just over 2 hours.  We didn't slam them by any means, but we did manage a nice meal, and threw back a few that were too large over the 20 inch mark.  This was my first serious attempt at the Waconia Walleyes this season, because the bite has been so great elsewhere, but I wasn't at all dissapointed in the size.  The first 3 that I boated went 20, 22, and 23 inches, which is a great average at any point, and we only had 2 that were below the 16 inch mark for the lake.  Since I don't like keeping them over 20 inches, all the larger ones went back, and we only had 2 between 16 and 20 inches.  A great problem to have on any walleye bite.  I cannot wait for more stable weather and many more fish in the 20+ range.  I know it will be happening soon.  Thanks Brandon!

More%20Willies07%20004.jpgSunday evening Mike and Jeremy came with me out to Waconia again, and we had an interesting evening of catching fish in the wrong size (too big, too small) and managed to break a few lines in the process.  Nothing irritates me more in fishing then when that darn line snaps.  Well either way, we battled the wind and the waves yet again and had many more laughs.  Mike caught his largest walleye of the year thus far, and Jeremy landed his first walleye on his new favorite fishing pole.  Will this wind ever stop howling??? It has been 9 straight days of extremely windy weather with a huge roller coaster of temperature changes.  I think this year will top last season as soon as we stabilize the temps a little, but the eye's are still flying in the boat.  Let me know if you want in on the action.  I would say that it will definitely be worth your time.  Thanks again Mike and Jeremy.  Fish on Fellas!