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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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Travis Frank

bailski%20003.jpgI know I haven't been posting too many sweet pics lately, but to be completely honest, I haven't been taking too darn many of them.  Typically, July is my month to hide from the heat, and prep myself for the big run that is about to hopefully take place.  I say hopefully, because I have many eager clients who hope to be seeing their faces on this site with big fish in their hands.  With that being said, I am geared up and ready to start posting pics on here like a wild man.  Not only that, but here's a hint, there is a little something in the sky right now that tends to make the night a crazy time to be on the water.  Tonight I had the pleasure of fishing with Bails, and as you can see, his first time casting a muskie bait for the year turned out to be kinda productive.  bailski%20004.jpgWe started out fishing bass, walleyes and pike to prep for my guiding tournament tomorrow, and on our way back to the launch, we just couldn't resist a couple of my old haunts.  I have to admit, it is always funny watching Bails battle the big ones.  He is so intense and just never says a word during the battle.  If it were daylight, you can see a look on his face like he has his foot in a trap and he is trying for dear life to get it out, all while having a whole bag of sour patch kids in his mouth.  Although tonight it was darkness, I just pictured it during all his grunts and splashes from his nice 47 incher, and kinda chuckled as I watched the fish jump airborn into my net.  Always a pleasure to have ya in da boat Bails.  Nice work!  Oh yeah, we caught several bass and pike to boot.  I don't quite know how that whole walleye gig is going to pan out tomorrow in 95 degree heat from 12-4 in the afternoon, but we're going to give it a shot.  As always, Keep on Livin the Dream!