Contact Travis Frank

Phone: 612-382-6927
Email: 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.‚Äč

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!