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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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Am I In Heaven...

Travis Frank

Somebody pinch me already!  Is this stuff really happening, or am I just dreaming?  2009 has been one of the most incredible seasons for big fish.  The best part is that we aren't even to the half way mark yet.  I mean seriously.  We have started the year with massive river walleyes.  We then took off for the north country and boated some gigantic Sturgeon.  When we got back home we started hoisting huge catfish before walleye season even started.  Walleye opener gave us some very nice fish, and I watched a young girl catch a near state record bass.  Soon after muskie season started and we have been once again on top of some dandy ski's.  To mix things up a bit, we scoot down to the river and continue to catch monster flathead catfish almost at will.  Can this really be happening?  Does it get any better?  I am in heaven!

Last night Mike, Matt and myself took a break from the muskie scene and chose the relaxing flow of the rivers.  We had a thurst to latch into something huge, and par for the course, we weren't dissapointed.  About 30 minutes into our 90 minute fishing trip Mike was throttled by something that could have eaten a small child.  A battle ensued that was nothing short of awesome.  Mike got his but kicked by what we figured was a 40 pound caliber flathead.  A few pics and high fives and we were back to telling jokes and reminiscing about the past.  Is that really how it is all suppose to happen?  At this point I just don't know.  I am not taking any of this for granted, and we have worked very hard the past several years to disect every aspect of the big fish that we pursue, but sometimes I think God is just looking over our shoulder and laughing right along with our shinanigans.  We are blessed to say the least.  I love every second of catching these monster fish.  Whether it be muskies or flathead catfish, I almost don't even care any more.  They are both such an adrenaline rush that it just leaves me shaking after it's all done.  Man!  I guess we'll see what happens next!  Until then, Keep on livin' your dream, and may God be as gracious to you in your pursuits on the water!