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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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Dang It's Hot Out There!

Travis Frank

Well yesterday morning I was given the privilege to take out a new client by the name of Ed.  This is Ed's first time in the boat with me, and our main goal on this outing was to get him familiar with lake Waconia and how to go about catching fish.  Ed is new to the lake, and recently purchased a boat slip from the marina along with a boat to put in the slip.  With that being said, it was my goal to try my best at teaching him a few tricks and techniques that I use to bring fish in the boat.  Our morning started by chasing the Ol' Marble Eye's, but due to the recent heat that has just moved in, many of the larger fish were reluctant to take the bait.  We settled for a few shorter than normal walleyes and then switched to the elusive Muskies.  We had a few nice fish going instantly on one of my walleye spots, and watched an upper 40" fish chase a crappie to the boat while we were still walleye fishing.  We decided to work that area over, and found there to be about a handfull of different fish willing to chase the bait.  Exciting? Yes, but no takers.  I enjoyed the time on the water trying to teach Ed a few tricks, and hope to get him dialed in very soon. 

With this new weather pattern that just came in, and with water temps skyrocketing into the 75 degree range, it's now time to find a new pattern and force feed them darn walleyes. 

I highly encourage y'all to check out this link that Ed sent to me.  It just might be the most crazy fishing you will ever see. 

I bet I know a few people who would give an arm and a leg to try that.  Thanks Ed!  Until Next time, Keep on Livin the Dream!