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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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The Ones That Got Away....

Travis Frank

Wondering why there are no pics from the last couple of days?????  Well, prolly cuz they managed to get off the line.  As quickly as we boated a ton a few days ago, they managed to quickly find their way off the line.  Myself and the large handful of individuals on the lake this week managed to land one smaller muskie and loose several, several, SEVERAL fish before they could get that Kodak moment that I love.  Not to mention the few that shook the hooks boatside topping the scales in the 51 - 54 inches.  Yes that's right, it is muskie fishing at its finest, and Although we were blessed with high suns, no wind and really hot temps, we were still able to coax several fish into eating the past few days.  Heck I even re- spooled new line on my gear because I have now broken my line 2 times in the past couple of weeks, and that is the first 2 times in the last 8 years.  I am not OK with that, so now there will be new line for all of you joining me:)  Arghh!!! I don't like loosing fish.  The fish have been cooperating for us, and not that we haven't been giving it our best try, but sometimes they simply find a way off.  I consider it a short lived funk that will be over with very soon.  No worries, there will be more fish to view in the very near future.

FISH_ON_018.jpgOn another note, one of my readers has sent me a few pics from his recent trip to the great lakes where they landed several very nice fish.  Doug and his wife boated 40 some Salmon on Lake Michigan with some great size to boot.  Not only that, they were able to watch the whole process under water with a camera that was attached to the downriggers.  Now that would be a sweeeeeet shot!  Feel free to fill us all in on how that worked Doug.  Looks like they had an awesome time.  I think myself and all the viewers would like to know when we are coming over to your place for the fresh fish!!!  Congrats!

FISH_ON_019.jpgFish on Y'all, it's the only way to be!