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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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You Cannot Catch Em Sittin On The Couch...

Travis Frank

MikesWillies%20004.jpgUnderstanding that I have never had a single nibble while sitting on my couch, I decided that I better get back out to the lake.  Last night Whorl and I did just that and we were rewarded for our efforts.  We moved his fish house off of Waconia and put it on one of the rock piles that I have been waiting to fish this year on Tonka.  It turned out to be a pretty good move, because we were fortunate enough to boat ourselves 10 walleyes throughout the evening.  It wasn't fast and furious by any means, but definitely enough action to keep our interest, and we kept 4 eaters to have for dinner.  Whorl Poses with 2 of them to prove that it isn't a fish tale (heehee).  The rest were a tad on the short side, and we returned them to catch in a few years.  Joining us last night for the sunset bite was the Bails and Hennen, and we caught the first 5 during that sunset bite.  We left the lake for a few hours and returned with a new guest named Ryan to spend the night and listen for the rattle reels to wake us up.  We boated the other 5 Willies throughout the midnight hours, and then moved the house to another new spot for our next night out on the water.  I feel that it is very important to coninue moving each time out.  It keeps me on a new school of fish each time out, and usually proves to be the best action.  Lake Minnetonka has literally thousands of spots to try, so keeping on the go is the best approach to keep them coming up the hole.  Last night we fished in 27 feet of water on a sunken rock pile and the shiners seemed to be the hot ticket.


I also managed to snap another one of the incredible sunsets that I am so blessed to witness the other evening, and would like to share it with all of you.  I hope you enjoy, but to be completely honest, It was much better in person.  Get on outside and enjoy one of these gifts from god for yourselves.  The fish are the bonus when you can experience these great evenings on the water.  Now that is what I call "Livin The Dream!"