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265 S Oak St
Waconia, MN
United States


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.‚Äč

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49.5 Inches of Fat...

Travis Frank


When I hit the water today, I almost felt like it was my first time again.  Heck, it has been over a week since I touched any water without having a gun in my hand and a duck call on my neck.  Well, I guess we picked up right where we left off, because Bails is pictured here showing off his new PB (personal best).  We actually had an awesome day on the water for only landing this one fish.  We had 14 different fish try to make the wall of fame today, but this very fat 49.5 incher was the only one willing to commit.  Holy Moly are they getting fat this time of the season.  It is hard to judge from this picture, but his hands just sank right into the belly of this beast.  If you ever wanted to catch one of those huge fatty's that you see spreading across the internet, I would suggest bundling up and giving it a shot.  Either with me, or on your own, but it just might give you your new PB.  They put the feedbag on this time of the year, and although it isn't always pleasant to be on the water, the fish still have to eat their meals.  Nice fish buddy!  Oh so close to making it into the 50 inch club.  Boy would that have been sweeeeeeeeet!  Until Next time, Keep on Livin The Dream Y'all!