Guides

Éric T-S

Éric T-S

1. My name is Éric but at Aikens, people call me Bud.
2. This is my seventh season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because I get to fish walleye.
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I'm dreaming of Aikens.
5. My go-to karaoke song is “These Eyes”.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be Seinfeld.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a child is poop in a pool.
8. My biggest fear is not being able to catch lunch.
9. You may not know this about me, but I'm a tackle addict.

Dave

Dave

1. My name is Dave but at Aikens, people call me Bud.
2. This is my eighth season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because of the fish.
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I’m fishing.
5. My go-to karaoke song is “These Eyes”.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be the Big Bang Theory.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a child is... you don’t know what to know.
8. My biggest fear is this staff bio.
9. You may not know this about me, but I'm awesome.

Jesse L.

Jesse L.

1. My name is Jesse but at Aikens, people call me Gus.
2. This is my fifth season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because it’s not a choice... I’m forced into it.
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I’m teaching Elliot how to read and write.
5. My go-to karaoke song is “These Eyes”.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be That 70’s Show.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a child is pee in a jar of relish.
8. My biggest fear is a trophy pike.
9. You may not know this about me, but I'm loaded.

Elliot

Elliot

1. My name is Elliot but at Aikens, people call me Bud.
2. This is my fourth season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because on the high end or the low end of the experience, we’ll make your adventure happen!
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I'm sober.
5. My go-to karaoke song is “Sandstorm” by Darude.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be Coach’s Corner.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a child is win me a Klondike Bar.
8. My biggest fear is The Man.
9. You may not know this about me, but I'm really into fishing.

Jean-Bocar

Jean-Bocar

1. My name is Jean-Bocar but at Aikens, people call me Joe Boo or Bud.
2. This is my fourth season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because I enjoy the outdoors and fishing is number one!
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I'm going to school and drinking cold ones.
5. My go to karaoke song is the “Thong Song”, by Sisqo.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be Fresh Prince.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a child is run away on my tricycle as a three year old with Alex ‘The Hammer’ Laser.
8. My biggest fear is getting skunked.
9. You may not know this about me, but I’m a very good hiker.

Alex

Alex

1. My name is Alex but at Aikens, people call me Bud.
2. This is my fourth season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because it’s a five-star stay and it’s first class all the way.
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I'm in school.
5. My go-to karaoke song is “99 Problems”.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be Frasier.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as child is run away.
8. My biggest fear is Obamacare.
9. You may not know this about me, but JB and I have been best friends since we were babies.

Eric T.

Eric T.

1. My name is Eric but at Aikens, people call me E2.
2. This is my fourth season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens for Walleye, Pike, Lake Trout. Those 3 species, Aikens is king.
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I'm sad. Very, very sad. I cry myself to sleep most nights.
5. My go-to karaoke song is “Fat Bottomed Girls”.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be some sort of fishing lodge spin off of Community.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a child is convince a little girl that I was Santa Claus' head elf and told her we didn't have the presents she wanted.
8. My biggest fear is a barbed hook.
9. You may not know this about me, but I'm basically a genius. Like, MENSA level.

Brad

Brad

1. My name is Brad but at Aikens, people call me Schnipples, Pocket Hercules, Schneeds...
2. This is my third season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because of all the women!
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I'm trying to be a fire fighter.
5. My go-to karaoke song is “The Thong Song” by Sisqo.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be Latin Lover.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a young child is french kissing.
8. My biggest fear is talking to girls.
9. You may not know this about me, but I'm featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Playgirl magazine. Be sure to get a copy!

Tyler

Tyler

1. My name is Tyler but at Aikens, people call me Ty.
2. This is my third season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because I like chainsaws and pike.
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I'm in school and traveling.
5. My go-to karaoke song is the “Hokey Pokey”.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be Dora the Explorer.... She could stay out all day and her parents never made her come home.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a child is go to bed 5 minutes past my bedtime.
8. My biggest fear is rods against the gunwale.
9. You may not know this about me, but I'm kind of a big deal.

Jesse P.

Jesse P.

1. My name is Jesse but at Aikens, people call me Pelch or Pelter Skelter.
2. This is my second season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because it's one of the greatest places on Earth.
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I'm in school or playing hockey.
5. My go-to karaoke song is Rick Springfield's "Jesse's Girl".
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be Seinfeld or the Simpsons.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a child is a long list of unthinkable things.
8. My biggest fear is debt.
9. You may not know this about me, but I'm a celiac (I think).

Ben

Ben

1. My name is Ben but at Aikens, people call me Binder.
2. This is my second season at the lodge.
3. I work at Aikens because who doesn’t love to get paid while fishing?
4. When I'm not at Aikens, I’m playing for the Mighty Drunks and going to the University of Manitoba.
5. My go-to karaoke song is “Oh Canada”.
6. If I could live in a sitcom, it would be Duck Dynasty.
7. The most mischievous thing I've done as a child is play “Knock Knock Ginger” and get chased down the street because of it.
8. My biggest fear is showering.
9. You may not know this about me, but I'm tongue tied.

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)