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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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What a Tank!!!

Travis Frank

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What a tank of a fish that came in the boat this morning.  As quickly as yesterday broke our streak and our hearts, it's pretty easy to get pumped right back up when you get to hold such a monster like this one was.  It was definitely a bit on the heavy side, and as you can see from my facial expression, it wasn't easy to hold.  God I love the brutes!  Well, another one over the 50 inch mark for the season.  A true fish of a lifetime.  This beast measured in at 50.5 inches, and was very healthy.  This morning didn't offer us a ton of muskies, but just one cast changes everything when you can catch one of the largest trophies in fresh water.  All but one of the times Derek and John hopped in my boat this season we have taken pictures, and it just never gets old.  Sweet, Sweet Muskies! 

Tomorrow the current 54 inch record holder named Adam returns to the boat to try topping his mark.  Man would that be sweet to beat his 54 with an even larger fish.  I couldn't imagine my first muskie being 54 inches and then beating it out with one larger than that.  I hope it happens.  As always, I will fill you in on how the results turn out.  Until Next time Y'all, Keep on Livin the Dream!