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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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A Lil' Bit of Everything

Travis Frank

s07%20008.jpgWell lately it has been a lil bit of everything.  As you can see from this picture, we had an interesting double here, and that has pretty much been the norm.  The walleyes are still snatching up the jig and minnows, and so is everything else in the area.  While sheepshead aren't exactly the preferred fish to catch, it isn't such a bad deal, because they can really put up a good battle.  We've also been coming across some very large bucket mouths.  Bass season opened this past weekend, and for the first time in the last 9 years, I was unable to make my trek up north for the smallie action.  My fellow fishing buddies did however, and they got in on some great action on a couple of the lakes, especially considering the windy cold weather.  Nice job Bails and Whorl.  Wish I could have been there, but no fear, I'll be their next time.

s07%20002.jpgThis weekend is Musky opener, and I'm kinda thinking that I will be out on Waconia for the first time ever on opener.  I actually haven't made it on the water for the last 5 or 6 musky openers, Can you believe that?  What kind of musky fisherman doesn't fish his own season opener? Haha!  I have a hunch that if I do get out, I may be able to entice a couple toothy critters out there, but we'll see if everything falls into place.  I'm not sure what to do other than curse this windy and unpredictable weather that we have been having lately.  IS IT EVER GOING TO END????  The water temp has been holding steady around 64 to 65 degrees.  Just something to remember for years down the road.  Doesn't that Sunset look like a little piece of paradise?  I highly recommend enjoying them whenever you can.  Til next time, Keep on livin the dream!  Fish On!