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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 Big Skunk...Kindof...

Travis Frank

Last night Young Ben and I decided to brave the wind and head out in the 95 degree heat.  Not certain if that was a good decision or not, but like I said yesterday, I was not about to wait around for the wind to die.  Ben and I got to chatting, and decided to head to areas that we don't typically fish.  We both wanted to spend time learning new water.  I figured we would catch a few or learn something along the way, and then head to the proven areas to add to our walleye total.  Boy was I wrong!  We worked our tails off bucking the wind, and came up empty handed.  After finding zero walleyes on the new waters I decided to try some proven turf.  Again we found nothing.  Pretty soon I was scrambling back and forth on all of my best spots.  Still nothing!  By the time the sun had set I realized that I was just playing stupid mind games with myself and decided to stop chasing all over the lake, and call it a night.  As we pulled in Ben just started laughing at me.  I was so jacked up to hit the water last night, and so convinced that we would do really well.  I couldn't figure it out and got skunked.  Ben chuckled and said, "you know I'm not going to let you forget this."  I had to laugh even more when he also said that he did the best because he caught the closest thing to a walleye.  A perch!  Thats right, a teeny tiny perch!  I managed a few descent bass and my first muskie of the season, and he feels he did better with a perch!  haha, I guess I deserved that.  The muskie was a good battle on the light line, and the bass gave us some action, so I like to think of it as a fun learning experience.  Even though it counts as a skunk.  From the hurricane blown shores of Waconia, keep on Livin' the Dream!