Contact Travis Frank

Phone: 612-382-6927

To book a guided fishing trip or discuss details, please fill out the form to the right and click submit - or use the information above to reach Travis directly.

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.​


Guide Services

Find the Minnesota guided fishing trip that's perfect for you.  Specializing in guided fishing trips on Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Lake Mille Lacs and other metro waters.

Guide Services

Trophy Encounters Guide Service is designed for all anglers to have a great time on the water while learning how to catch more and bigger fish.  Every guide trip comes fully-furnished with top-of-the-line equipment.  As the client, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.  Travis Frank has over 15 years of guiding experience - striving for a high level of quality on every adventure.  All ages and skill levels are welcome. 

When you hire me to be your guide, I am committed to giving you 100% of my attention. I will work hard to put that trophy in your hands. I am here to make sure you have a good time and leave with a lasting memory.
— Travis Frank

Travis Frank specializes in Muskie, Walleye and Bass on lake Minnetonka, lake Waconia & Lake Mille Lacs.  Travis also offers trips for smaller metro waters and Minnesota lakes depending on the best available bite.

Species Available

  • Muskie
  • Walleye
  • Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Panfish
  • Catfish

Equipment Used

  • Lund Boat (Pro-V Bass)
  • St. Croix / Thorne Bros custom built fishing rods
  • Shimano reels (spinning and baitcasting)
  • Berkley / Power Pro fishing line
  • Custom built lures as well as anything else on the market that is working
  • All other essentials needed for the day (snacks, beverages, life jackets, raingear, etc...)

What You Will Need

  • Valid Minnesota Fishing License
  • Camera (optional, there is always one in the boat)
  • Appropriate clothing for the conditions
  • Anything you may want to try out or experiment with

Corporate Fishing Outings

Corporate fishing trips are available upon request.  Large or small, your company and clients will experience a trip like no other.  Trophy Encounters Guide Service works with a large group of professional guides to accommodate any sized corporate outing.  custom outings are designed to your needs and your company goals.  To learn more, contact Travis directly.

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing trips are available upon request.  Each trip is custom tailored to your specific needs and fish species.  Large and small groups can be accomodated in our luxurious fish houses.  Please contact Travis for further information.


2018 Rates

Muskie Trips | Half day trips (5 hours)
1 Angler     $375
2 Anglers   $425
3 Anglers   $475 - available for certain circumstances

Walleye/Bass/Panfish Trips | Half day trips (4 hours)
1 Angler     $325
2 Anglers   $375
3 Anglers   $425

Rates for full day excursions are available upon request.

Kids 12 and under fish for free when accompanied by an adult.  Introducing the next generation is important. Please consider this offer as an invitation to bring your children along to experience the joy of fishing and catching fish.  Let's hook the next generation and provide them with memories that can last a lifetime.

Gift Certificates

For your holiday or gift giving needs, gift certificates are available upon request.  A great idea for any outdoor enthusiasts.  Let them choose the their trip of a lifetime!