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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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Early Morning Success!

Travis Frank

I've said it a million times and I'll say it again.  There is nothing better than watching the sun rise over the lake.  Today we did just that, and now I get to write about what we experienced.  I am blessed and life is good!

Longtime fishing friend, Matt Peters, proved me wrong and made it out of bed several hours before I ever thought possible.  I guess the FLW tour does teach a man that the early bird still catches the worm.  He met another fishing fanatic, Tony Groskreutz and myself well before the sun even thought about showing its face.  Our mission was simple.  Hit a few Tonka honey holes early, then head to work.  Hopefully somewhere along the way we would get a good bite or two, then we could have something to think about while we slaved away for 'the man.' 

Our outing was over before we knew it, but we were able to accomplish our goal, and we did it in style.  Matt caught the biggest walleye at about 25 inches, and Tony landed the smallest at rouhgly 12.  They weren't exactly jumping in the boat for us, but it is safe to say that we chose quality over quantity, and we all got in on the action.  I just cannot get over the average size of the walleyes we've been getting on Tonka this year.  It's been a hoot!  I also took a moment to work on my camera skills, and I managed to snap one of my favorite pictures of the 2010 walleye season.  Granted the season is only 4 days old, but I am still very pleased with this photo and I now have a benchmark to try and beat.  I want to thank Matt and Tony for making me get out of bed extra early this morning, and I look forward to many more pre-work outings.  From the shores of Lake Minnetonka, keep on livin' the dream!