Testimonials

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“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

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.

As a father, when you realize that your kids are growing up fast, and that they are becoming adults with their own plans and views and they won’t be around forever, you start to feel more urgency around creating meaningful and memorable experiences together. Coming to Aikens was all about starting a tradition around doing something we like to do as adults, and get a chance to have fun and catch up on life and all of the ups and downs in a setting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Sitting in the boat together, it was focused time to enjoy each other and talk in a way that can be hard to do when e-mails and all of the other trappings of work constantly intrude.

I remember seeing people rave about the shorelunches on the website and thinking how could a shorelunch be that memorable? After having them, I can tell you they are fantastic, particularly in the great locations around the lake you enjoy them in.

With Aikens, you don’t have to sacrifice the experience for the relative convenience of getting there. The fishing was great, the accommodations and service were equally great.


“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

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 in the boat to keep you warm. Tremendous service. Of course, the fishing’s great, too, but you have fun either way.

I've seen Pit grow up over the years. He and the team do a great job. They run a tight ship. They take the operation seriously, but they have some fun, too, and they do a great job with communication. My dad and Patrick are in communication all year along. We've done other fly-in fishing and there are good lodges out there, but Aikens is very special 

The fact that my dad and his dad have done fishing trips here together, and that now I get to enjoy Aikens with my dad, is a truly special part of it. I look forward to bringing my kids someday.


“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

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.


“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

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.


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