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P | 612-382-6927
E | travis@trophyencounters.com

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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.​

Photo Blog

Diamondback Rattler...

Travis Frank

First off, I hate snakes.  I've hated them ever since I was about 12 when I realized that it aint cool to pick up a snake and play with it.  Even though I hate them, I still wanted to find a Diamondback while in New Mexico.  I've never seen a rattle snake in the wild and it was high on my list for critters to photograph.  The 2nd evening of our trip, our truck came to a slamming hult as two diamondbacks slid across the road in front of us.  I instantly had the heebie jeebies, but I put my long lens on and tried to get a good shot.  This isn't the highest quality photo in my gallery, but it has sentimental value to me.  This is the infamous view of a rattle snake in the attack position.  Scary!   I wish you could have heard the sound of the rattles while I snuck in for a close shot.  Goosebumps still cover my body when I think of it.  Cool stuff!