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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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Fishin' with Bro...

Travis Frank

Seems once in a great moon the stars all line up correctly, and both my brother and I get to hit the water together.  For Adam and I, the quest is obvious.  Muskies.  The action has been pretty good as of late, which gave us a chance to look at some recent pictures of the beasts before we hit the water.  The pictures got my brother jazzed, but I needed no pictures to get me excited.  The weather was one of those perfect evenings.  Light breeze and fairly cool temps.  We caught up on the latest and greatest and told some jokes.  We jaw jacked with a few friends on the water and threw the ol' one liners back and forth.  All of this was just the prelude to what we anticipated to be a good sunset bite. 

It wasn't that we weren't having any action up to the sun setting, but the muskies were really lazy and kept nipping at the back of our lures.  The buggers just couldn't get the hooks in their mouth, which lead to 3, maybe 4 missed fish.  As the sun finally hit the horizon we headed to a favorite spot of mine.  3 beautiful icons on my graph that have given up several muskies in recent years.  Everything was coming together, and you could just sense that it was about to happen.  At that very moment the phone rang, and Adam was now talking to his girlfriend.  The cast that would have given him his first ski of the year ended up being mine due to my lack of patience.  Boy I wish I would have waited two more minutes, because I was instantly stopped dead in my tracks.  A couple of blurps from my mouth while in battle lifted his head from the phone, and an airborn muskie made him drop the phone.  That will teach him to talk on the phone during prime time!  Within moments we were laughing and netting the ski, but the thought of his fish in my hands just turned him sour.  A few casts later he was bound and determined to redeem himself, but that wasn't to be the case.  The muskie would win this time, and the one right after he as well.  Both fish grabbed his lure and instantly let it go.  A sunset bite that was pretty intense but fizzled quickly.  Oh well, another great muskie experience was had, and I truly believe that my brother's revenge will soon come.  From the muskie shores of sunset paradise, keep on livin' your dream!