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P | 612-382-6927
E | travis@trophyencounters.com

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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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Breakin it in the Right Way

Travis Frank

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My great friend and longtime fishing partner purchased a new boat about a week ago, and when I got the phone call to test it out with him I just had to jump all over the opportunity.  Needless to say, the opportunity to not have to drive the boat for the first time in years was just too tempting, so I grabbed my equipment and loaded up his boat for my own personal guide trip.  Sure we were using my baits and tactics, but the chance to just enjoy the sunrise and cast the bait was sure a great time for me.  The first spot of the morning and probably 10 casts into our outing Dusty reared back and did the ol "Got One" grunt, and the battle was on.  Not only did we break the new Ranger boat in the right way, but I also purchased the new bait yesterday and I am proud to say that it is no longer a virgin.  While the action happened quick, we didn't fish too hard or long, and only had one other follow in the next couple of spots, but we did what we came to do, and still made it to the office before half of the population.  As we would say when we leave the lake on most occasions, "We came, We saw, We kicked its ....well i'll let you fill in the rest."  Thanks for the guide trip Dusty.  You can call again any time!  Oh yeah, the muskie was roughly 46 - 47, (we forgot a tape).

Dusty'scameramuskie%20014.jpgSince we used Dusty's boat, and I didn't have my camera, we used Dusty's.  As I was searching through some of the other pictures on his camera, I just about fell out of the boat seat when I scrolled through and found this classic of Whorl during a late night outing in the fish house after he had a tangle (kids mess).  I'm sure he'll give me some heat for posting this one, but I just gotta.  Another classic pic that he always seems to be a part of.  Nice legs Whorl, HaHaHa! Until next time Y'all, Keep on Livin the Dream!