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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 Fish!

Travis Frank

Ok, I know it is walleye season, and I know that bass season isn't open yet, but this is truly a remarkable fish.  Last night I was joined by Alice and her father Charlie.  It was daddy -  daughter day, which is their yearly tradition.  This year I was the lucky recipient to host their special day.  Walleyes were our targeted specie, but our first spot, and first fish of the day stole the show.  Charlie was talking about how lucky Alice is when it comes to fishing.  She was chuckling about outfishing him when she got her first bite.  Little did she know that when she set the hook that she would be battling one monstrous bass!  The battle was intense, but this huge fish was almost too large to put up a fight.  It stayed down like a walleye, and certainly couldn't clear the water like a normal bass.  When it came boatside we were just blown away.  Charlie, Alice and I all looked in amazement at the huge bass she had just caught.  Without a scale to weight it on, and from the measurements of the beast with the huge belly, I put it somewhere close to the 8 pound mark.  Considering the state record bass weighs 8 lb 15 ounces, this is a tremendous feat.  After that fish she proceeded to catch 4 more before her father got in on the mix.  I guess Charlie was right when he said that she's lucky when it comes to fishing.  Our evening got a little hairy with the 45 mph winds, but with a trophy of a lifetime already in the boat, not much else mattered.  Congrats to Alice on the fish of a lifetime!  From the windy shores of lake Waconia, Keep on Livin' the Dream!