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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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Lets Try This Again...

Travis Frank


About a week and a half ago Kevin and his buddy Mike came out to the house in hopes of getting in on the walleye action that we have been succeeding at lately.  While they did boat a few, the larger ones didn't take the baits until just after they left.  After having a great time and seeing the results just after they left the house, they decided to try their luck again last night.  While we spent nearly the entire evening playing games and cooking up nearly everything that the grocery store has to offer, we just couldn't get the darn fish to cooperate.  The boys stayed until 11:00 with no fish, and just as they were walking out the door a rattle dinged.  Dusty and I thought that Mike had bumped it on his way out of the house, but sure enough, the bobber was down.  After a quick best  2 out of 3 on Rock, Paper, Scissors, Mike was the victor and jumped in to do battle with this fat willie.  Finally!  The curse that Kevin always brings with him was broken!  Talk about waiting til the last minute.  What a way to end the night guys!


It is about time this cold snap comes to an end.  With the temps dropping well below zero for nearly a week now, the little bit of fishing that I have done has been pretty tough.  The high barometer and the ungodly noise from all the ice cracking had given the fish lock-jaw.  I think this warmer weather that is approaching will hopefully get the fish back into eat mode.  Although it has been tougher with the recent conditions, the fish that we have been catching are still very nice, and it has been rare to catch anything under 2 pounds.  The second picture shows just how healthy the fish have been that have been coming in da boat lately.  Even for an 18 incher, it still looks like he has a football in his belly.  I snapped this picture this morning of one that woke me from my sleep.  There is no better alarm clock than a 2 pound walleye ringing a bell.  That's what I call "Livin The Dream."