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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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Uh-Oh, I Think We Hit Something

Travis Frank

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We hit the river yet again trying to settle the constant urge to land yet another monster catfish.  Every time on the river there is something new happening, and on this outing, it was the water lowering about 1 1/2 feet.  I will get back to that in a minute, but first, check out that Huge Channel Cat that Hennen boated.  That is by far the largest and fattest channel we have landed yet this year.  It is hard to see just how fat that bad boy is from the picture, but it had some real girth to it.  The rest of the fishing was well below what we had experienced the first couple of times out, so I guess they too are affected by cold fronts.  We lost several more fish by the time we were done, and Dusty got to experience his first "Catfish Throttle."  Well during out treks to and from locations, we have always taken the extra precaution not to hit anything.  While we have bumped at least one thing on each outing, we really did it this time.  With the water clarity being about one inch, you can't see anything under you, and expecially when it is dark out.  The spot light helps, but it doesn't show everything.  Our first Uh-Oh was when a sandbar appeared out of nowhere and we beached, the second was when a lone rock or huge tree stump came out of nowhere and took our skag off and really folded over the prop.  Needless to say it is quite a jolt when you are riding, but nobody was hurt, and I do believe that with a little TLC that we will get back out there soon.  Until the next report, Keep on Livin the Dream!