Dock and Outpost

Jonny : GGO Host

Jonny : GGO Host

1. My name is Jonny, but my nickname at Aikens is Gernard Ricky Board Gunderson.
2. 2018 marks my 6th season at Aikens and the escape from reality is what keeps me coming back!
3. When I’m not at Aikens, you can't find me.
4. If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would audition for a part on America's Most Wanted.
5. If I could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of my life, it would have to be cheese.
6. One place I would love to travel in my lifetime is Altona.
7. I’m a dog person.
8. My favourite meal to cook is steaks at GGO.
9. On my off-time at Aikens, you usually can't fine me.

Justin : Lost Lake Host

Justin : Lost Lake Host

1. My name is Justin, but my nickname at Aikens is Juice.
2. 2018 marks my 5.2th season at Aikens and Gibson is what keeps me coming back!
3. When I’m not at Aikens, you can find me pretending to study for school but really, I'm day dreaming about Aikens.
4. If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would audition for a part on Swamp People.
5. If I could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of my life, it would have to be friends.
6. One place I would love to travel in my lifetime is Aikens in the winder because I think it would be "cool".
7. I’m a dog person.
8. My favourite meal to cook is sweet-chilli salmon.
9. On my off-time at Aikens, you usually can find me in the WILD.

Eric : Lost Lake & Laborer

Eric : Lost Lake & Laborer

1. My name is Eric, but my nickname at Aikens is Rico.
2. 2018 marks my 2nd season at Aikens and the fishing is what keeps me coming back!
3. When I’m not at Aikens, I am in university.
4. If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would audition for a part on The Voice.
5. If I could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of my life, it would have to be beef jerky.
6. One place I would love to travel in my lifetime is Hawaii because I want to try surfing.
7. I’m a dog person.
8. My favourite meal to cook is Kraft Dinner because that’s all I can cook.
9. On my off-time at Aikens, you usually can find me fishing or napping.

Nick: Dockhand

Nick: Dockhand

1. My name is Nick, but my nicknames at Aikens are Milsner and Milly.
2. 2018 marks my second season at Aikens and big fish are what keeps me coming back!
3. When I’m not at Aikens, I’m being irresponsible on my motorcycle.
4. If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would audition for a part on Duck Dynasty.
5. If I could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of my life, it would have to be motorcycle parts.
6. One place I would love to travel in my lifetime is Oregon because of the great landscapes.  
7. I’m most definitely a dog person.
8. My favourite meal to cook is steak and potatoes.
9. On my off-time at Aikens, you usually can find me on the water.

Yvan : Bait & Tackle

Yvan : Bait & Tackle

1. My name is Yvan, but my nickname at Aikens is Babar.
2. 2018 marks my 2nd season at Aikens and the timeless memories are what keep me coming back!
3. When I’m not at Aikens, I am studying.
4. If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would audition for a part on Jersey Shore.
5. If I could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of my life, it would have to be pizza.
6. One place I would love to travel in my lifetime is North Korea because not many people have been there.
7. I’m a cat or dog person? Pick one. Dog person
8. My favourite meal to cook is Dominos Pizza.
9. On my off-time at Aikens, you usually can find me on Canot porch.

Tyler : Laborer

Tyler : Laborer

1. My name is Tyler, but my nicknames at Aikens are Ti Poo Poo and Taureau (Bull).
2. 2018 marks my first season at Aikens and Gibby and Enzo are what keep me here!
3. When I’m not at Aikens, you can find me at your local Co-Op in St. Malo.
4. If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would audition for a part on Swamp People.
5. If I could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of my life, it would have to be money.
6. One place I would love to travel in my lifetime is Alaska because I want to moose hunt.
7. I’m a cat or dog person? Pick one. Hand down DOG. Cats are stupid.
8. My favourite meal to cook is Mac n' Cheese.
9. On my off-time at Aikens, you usually can find me watching Grey's Anatomy.

Kurt : Laborer

Kurt : Laborer

1. My name is Kurt, but my nickname at Aikens is yet to be determined.
2. 2018 marks my first season at Aikens and I’m excited for my first season because of the great fishing and remoteness.
3. When I’m not at Aikens, I am going to school at Brandon University and lurking the banks of the Assiniboine River.
4. If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would audition for a part on Teen Mom.
5. If I could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of my life, it would have to be Boston Pizza mints.
6. One place I would love to travel in my lifetime is Iceland because of the scenery and fishing.
7. I’m a cat or dog person? I am a dog person.
8. My favourite meal to cook is Mac & Cheese.
9. On my off-time at Aikens, you usually can find me scouting the lake for schools of Ciscos.

They say “you get what you pay for” ... at Aikens you get more. They know what they’re doing, and it shows. Its called “The Aikens Experience.” The lodging is top notch. The food is outrageous! Aikens Lake is a dream to fish. The staff - how they find and keep so many polite, friendly, courteous, intelligent, and attentive people year after year I have no idea. They learn your likes and dislikes; they make you feel welcome and relaxed.

—Steven J Kuzmich,
Loveland, Colorado

People sometimes want to try new locations or lakes in Canada but I really do not know why our group would ever look elsewhere or even think about it. The fishing is world class and the accommodations and hospitality are five-star.

—Gene Reibel,
Omaha, Nebraska

We wanted to get a true fly-in Canadian fishing/wilderness experience, but be able to do that without having to spend two days traveling to get there. Overall, the experience was exactly what we wanted. Great fishing, great setting, great service and accommodations that allow you to really relax and enjoy quality time with your family.

—Tony Abena,
Edina, Minnesota

One of the coolest things about Aikens is you could have terrible fishing and have an awesome time there. Well-fed and well-served, plenty of beer to keep you warm. Tremendous service. Of course, the fishing’s great, too, but you have fun either way.

—Nate Siegal,
Salt Lake City, Utah

Incredible staff and amazing fishing. The accommodations are top notch and the food is first class. You won't find a better lodge in North America for pike and walleye fishing. The owners really know how to run this place. The memories made here are like no other.

—Jesse Bleeman,
Toronto, Ontario

What I love about Aikens? The ever present welcoming attitude that starts when you exit the plane and ends, well, never actually ends from what I can tell. The entire staff which is well selected and well trained, guides who make fishing fun and easy, the size of the lake (not too small for serious fishing and not too big for novices), the breakfasts, the shore lunches, the dinners, the awards handed out at dinner, the evening fishing with dock staff making sure your boat is ready, and the bar that gives you a chance to meet fun and interesting people to share a fishing story, a joke, or life story.

—Dennis Munson,
Solon, Iowa

Our guide really listened to what we wanted to do and tailored our day specifically to us. To me, the shorelunch was the highlight of each day. The shorelunch sites are set-up so well in very scenic spots. You can watch the Aikens videos and read the website about the fancy cabins, and the food, and how great the fishing and the service is, but one thing you can't really appreciate until you're here is how beautiful it all is.

—Paul Capecchi,
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

I’m an amateur rank fisherman and I caught a ton of fish, including a Master Angler pike. That’s what makes Aikens Lake so great, you can get guys like me that really don’t know what they’re doing, and you start to believe that you might.

—John MacDonald,
Minneapolis, Minnesota

My husband and my dad had always talked about going to Canada or Alaska, so when I got the idea to give them a fishing trip as a surprise gift I did about six months of research. Once I talked with Pit, I was sold. It was really a surprise to them. They were so excited, and they just had a wonderful time at Aikens. They enjoyed their dream trip, and I don’t think it will be their last time to Aikens.

—Debbie Nutter,
Elizabeth, Colorado

Pit and his team have done a wonderful job of putting together the perfect gem of an outpost camp. We love going to the Lost Lake outpost because it provides you the seclusion and serenity without comprising the nice luxury-type components.

—Scot Woolley,
Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Four Seasons of fishing lodges. What's truly impressive is that ownership is constantly improving the experience. Every year you arrive and notice improvements. I'm just back from our trip to Aikens with my son. In the last 15 months he's been to Copenhagen, Berlin, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Venice, Croatia, Greece and Turkey – but said this was his favorite trip ever. He slept with his Aikens hat on last night!

—Greg Borca,
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Those young staff members make me realize that our future is in good hands. Every one of them are class act young people, such a joy to associate with when you see what is going on across the land. Thanks again for the great hospitality from you and ALL of the staff.

—Jeff Hall,
North Little Rock, Arkansas

Truly an experience you'll want to relive over and over. This father-son-grandpa trip went from being a once in a lifetime experience, to an annual fishing trip! See you next summer!

—Mark L.,
Winnipeg, Canada

Aikens is the perfect place for a family trip. The cabins are the best we’ve ever been in, the lodge is beautiful, and of course Pit and Julie are wonderful hosts.

—Jim Deleeuw,
Wisconsin President Organization, Group Leader

My husband and I never go back to the same place twice, but we loved it so much at Aikens we knew by the end of our first week we’d be back. It’s just how well they take care of you there. They make you feel like you’re part of the family.

—Denise Kozlowski,
Lake Oswego, Oregon

I’ve taken many large groups to Aikens and I always tell people beforehand how incredible the service is at Aikens. Every person has said to me at the end of the trip, “We believed you before, but I just can’t believe how good they treat you here!” One time Pit and Julie didn’t have the type of alcohol on-hand one of our guests was drinking, so they sent a plane out and got it.

—Ron Ball,
Westman Dreams for Kids

I call it a 5-star hotel in the wilderness. It’s the neatest place we’ve ever been, it’s like fantasy island.

—Joe Harrington,
Monticello, Arkansas

Each year we go somewhere as a family. We’ve been to Hawaii, Disney and many other places, but Aikens was one of the best trips we’ve ever had. Our trip was terrific, and my grandson loved every minute of it.

—Sherry Martin,
Cordova, Illinois

You think you’re at a Ritz-Carlton, you seriously get that level of treatment and amenities. Nobody in Manitoba can compete with Aikens for the quality of the fishing, staff, and facilities.

—Steve Andersen,
Lincoln, Nebraska

Trip number five and once again Aikens Lake out did itself. I thought it impossible for this wonderful place to get any better.

—Kris King,
NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations, 14 year NHL player and captain, and Aikens Lake Honorary Pro Staff Guide

From the accommodations, to the staff and especially shore lunch, the entire experience at Aikens Lake is unmatched.

—Dan Quayle,
Former United States Vice-President

The photos are amazing and like the memories, they will last a lifetime.

—Boomer Esiason,
Former NFL MVP Quarterback, TV Commentator, and Founder of the Boomer Esiason Foundation (against cystic fibrosis)