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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.‚Äč

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Travis Frank


Well it finally happened!  Not that I have had too many outings, but still, I landed my first muskie of the 07 season.  Normally I would have a handful of them after the first couple weeks of walleye season, and occasionally throughout the early musky season, but this is my first toothy bugger of the year.  I blame my lack of muskies on the fact that I haven't been fishing my normal waters and patterns as often.  For the most part, I have watched everyone else in my boat have chances this season, and it wasn't until Mille Lacs on Monday that I actually had them trying to eat my bait.  This morning was the same thing, because I watched 3 different muskies try to eat Matt's lure, and I still hadn't had any action.  Not to mention the fact that Matt lost yet another muskie, this one was screaming by the boat when the hooks let loose.  Well, after ragging on him for nearly an hour, I set the hook and I was watching yet another muskie fly high.  I love it, and that is all I have to say about that.  This year I have yet to fish my pride and joy waters of Minnetonka, and have opted to learn a thing or two about the Waconia muskies.  I wouldn't say that I am an expert at it, but in the 4 outings after them, we have landed 3 and had many other chances and sightings.  I feel pretty good about what I have going on with my hometown lake, and hope to put a few more sore mouths on them before I head back to Tonka.  The fun of having the opportunity to spend time learning new water just intrigues me, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity.  Hope the bite keeps up, and as always, Keep on livin the Dream!

Oh yeah, 41 inches.  Not huge, but it'll do.  Plus I don't think this is the last picture taker of the year.

Oh, and I am actually not complaining that I wasn't getting all the chances cuz I would much rather have everyone else get the catch instead of me, hence why I enjoy guiding!