Fishing Boats

The Lake Cadillac! Luxurious Lund Alaskan Guide Boats (60 & 70hp): During your stay at the Aikens Lake fishing resort, you will have the opportunity and choice to fish with our Pro-Staff guides. Each guide is assigned a 16-ft. Lund Alaskan Guide boat with 60hp engine to fish with two guests every day.

Note: We also have 18 foot Lunds with 60 and 70hp engines also available to take 3 guests per day (please ask in advance). 

These luxurious guide boats have an ultra-smooth ride and padded vinyl swivel-seats, and a walk-through floor design (no benches!) The Alaskans feature a power-trimmed 4-stroke engines, 55 lbs. thrust MinnKota trolling motor, LMS 332-C Lowrance depth finders and automatic live wells. They also have “unsung” features that will enhance your experience such as splash guards, Stow-Master nets, reliable Optima batteries, and a safety kit.

Extremely sturdy and safe, these boats are the ideal platform from which one can enjoy a comfortable, effective and safe outing on the lake. Your guide(s) will be waiting for you each morning at the dock in their incredible Lund Alaskan boats! So kick up your feet and enjoy your day of guided fishing in our luxurious fleet of Alaskan Boats!

 Comfortable Alumarine Boats for the unguided fisherman (15hp): In the evenings (or during the day if you choose to fish unguided), our dockhand will have a 16 ft. Alumarine boat ready for your fishing expedition! These Alumarine boats have a Deep-V hull designed to safely cut through waves. They are equipped with 15hp. four-stroke that are very reliable and much better for the environment! They all have spring-ride swivel seats and casting decks. All boats are furnished with a landing net, paddles, an anchor, and a safety kit. Life jackets and coolers are available free of charge at our bait and tackle shop. Also, if you would like to go out three in a boat our dockhand would be more than happy to add that extra seat for you!

The “No-Frills Platinum Package” is a very popular addition to your “Aikens Experience”. As part of this upgrade package, you will have to opportunity to use our previous guide boats for your unguided day or evening fishing. As a lodge, we used these wonderful aluminum boats for our guides up until 2006, the year we purchased our current Lund fleet. Back in 2000, after consultation with our guides about what they would like and need in a boat, we ordered 6 custom-built walleye fishing boats. They have everything the Alumarines have, but in addition there is a casting deck and pedestal seat in the front, along with a mounted depth finder and wave wackers. However, the thing that most people will love is that each walleye fishing boat has a 30 hp Yamaha engine on the back. This cuts your travel time and allows you more time with your lure in the water in front of the incredible schools of fish at our fishing resort!

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)