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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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How About More Wind???

Travis Frank


millelacsadamsteve%20001.jpgThis image is from the very start of our many hours on Mille Lacs yesterday, and although it is a sweet pic, the wind doesn't really look all that bad.  Well yet again it decided to blow like a hurricane for pretty much every second of daylight.  It forced us again to be restricted to only certain parts of the lake, and kept me away from great spots.  Steve, Adam and Myself nonetheless had a great time on the water.  millelacsadamsteve%20004.jpgWe had chances almost immediately, and sporadically throughout the entire day.  We didn't land any muskies yesterday, but came about as close to winning the chess match as we could without actually doing it.  We also saw some real dandies over the 50 inch range that were interested, but lock jawed from the 35 degree cold front that we had blowing in our face.  The largest fish of our trip was Steve's 40 inch pike which blew up on the surface like a 2 ton whale.  We also caught some very large Smallies at random times throughout the day, including both Adam and Steves largest ever.  millelacsadamsteve%20007.jpgWe were not able to catch any of the large walleyes that I like to target, due to the wind blowing on my honey holes, but that just means there will be more for next time.  We exchanged jokes from the second we were all together, and they never stopped throughout the entire trip.  There just might not be two better people to spend a cold front day on Mille Lacs with.  I think we quoted somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 movie lines, and dropped about a 100 different jokes before we were all said and done.  It was unfortunate that we had such intense wind and cold, but it was still a trip to be remembered.  The not so highlight of the day was the trolling motor snapping off the front of the boat and me catching it as it almost sank to the bottom.  Whew it was a close one, millelacsadamsteve%20010.jpgbut I'm now in search of the most goofy part in the state.  I hope I find it before tomorrow's trip back to Mille Lacs.  Thanks again Guys for another great time on the water.  Until the next story comes, keep on livin the Dream!