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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

A Different Walleye Angle...

Travis Frank

We've all seen that hero shot with a guy holding his walleye in the air and a great big smile.  I've taken a million of those shots, and will continue to do so.  Heck, it's the reason that we all fish for that almighty big one!  With that said, there are also other sweet pictures that I have seen taken, and it doesn't always have to show the smiling face of the guy that caught the trophy.  Sometimes I actually find it surprising how the picture that was taken on accident can sometimes be the best one.  When I took this picture, I was intentionally trying to keep the object out of focus to see what effect it would have on the overall picture.  It turned out to be one of my favorite of the trip.  What you are seeing is the release of a legitamate 10 pound walleye that my dad boated on the Rainy River.  Something about this pic made me choose it out of the group and I'm thinking I may try a few more like it.