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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 Mille Lacs Quicky!

Travis Frank

millelacs07%20009.jpgWell it wasn't until 11:15 last Thursday that I learned I would be heading to Mille Lacs, but by 3:00 we were on the water, and by 3:10 we had a walleye in the livewell.  I guess that's how it goes when you are busy trying to live the dream, so that's just what we did!  Jeff, Brian and Myself cleared our schedule and made the journey to catch ole marble eyes.  We spent roughly 4 hours catching walleyes and about an 1 1/2 hours after muskies.  millelacs07%20008.jpgWe landed many walleyes in the short time period we were on the water, with almost all of the 30 or so that we boated falling in the 22 - 26 inch range.  We only had two under 20 inches that we were able to keep, but we weren't complaining.  In fact, I don't think we could have picked a better day to drop everything and head up there.  The wind wasn't blowing (FINALLY), and the temps were near perfect.  The one really dissappointing fact was the health of the fish that we were catching.  As you can see from the pictures, they were all very very skinny.  It's hard to say if they are all starving, but for whatever reason they don't look too healthy.  Hopefully they plump up shortly!  I could post many pictures, but they all seem to look the same, so I'll  just show a few, and you can kinda get the point.  It sure was fun though. 

millelacs07%20006.jpgOur limited time chasing Muskies didn't provide any monsters in the boat, but I hope to change that tomorrow when I head up there in search of a snaggle tooth. 

millelacs07%20011.jpgNice call on this one Jeffrey!  Thanks for yet another fun day, and til next time, Keep on Livin the dream!