Guides

Dave

Dave

1. My name is Dave, but at Aikens, I’m better known as Big Beef.
2. This is my 9th season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this beautiful place because it’s perfect.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I’m Big Beef.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is Southshore and the Saddle.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be... I wish I knew.
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing a big fish can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is that I have an 6th sense for trophy pike.
8. You can find me on Twitter @NothingInterestingEnoughToTweet.

Jesse L.

Jesse L.

1. My name is Jesse, but at Aikens, I’m better known as Gus.
2. This is my 6th season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this beautiful place because it’s home.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I love what I do, and the rest just happens.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens isn’t Pit’s Point - but I better not find you there.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be trolling for pike somewhere.
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing caterpillars can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is eating walleye 100 days in a row.
8. You can find me on Twitter @... Twitter? Don’t know the guy.

Griffin

Griffin

1. My name is Griffin, but at Aikens, I’m better known as Garreth.
2. This is my 7th season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this beautiful place because the burbot bite is number one under the sun.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I run fast and jump high.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is Valley of the Bulls.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be living in a van down by the river, on a steady diet of government cheese.
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing Elsie can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is that I can twist my mustache to perfection.
8. You can’t find me on Twitter.

Elliot

Elliot

1. My name is Elliot, but at Aikens, I’m better known as Rodeo.
2. This is my 5th season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this beautiful place because I’m not married, don’t have kids, and I don’t have to cook my own food out here. Or wash dishes. Or pay for gas. Oh yeah, and I get to fish everyday. And there’s a great bar with a pool table. Seriously, this place is sick. It doesn’t even make sense sometimes.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I can read and write.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is the guide dock.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be a little bit older, and little bit wiser.
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing a big fish can always put a smile on my face. Guaranteed.
7. An interesting skill I have is being stealthy.
8. You can’t find me on Twitter. But you can find me soaking it all in, real life style.

Jean-Bocar

Jean-Bocar

1. My name is Jean-Bocar, but at Aikens, I’m better known as JB.
2. This is my 5th season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this beautiful place because the beer batter is a delicassy.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I can work even if I’m tired.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is G-S.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be a valet driver in Las Vegas, Nevada.
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing Rodeo Rhodes can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is typing 100 words per minute.
8. You can find me on Twitter @NoTweetingForThisYoungBird.

Alex

Alex

1. My name is Alex, but at Aikens, I’m better known as Laser.
2. This is my 5th season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this beautiful place because we have 5 quads.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I run fast and jump high.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is Turbo’s Ts.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be hopefully be sitting flush.
6. If I’m having a tough day, seeing Chef Mike at Aikens can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is tying  jigs with my tongue.
8. You can find me on Twitter @InYourDreams.

Eric

Eric

1. My name is Eric, but at Aikens, I’m better known as E2.
2. This is my 5th season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this beautiful place because I like to play with Enzo and Gibson.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because my rocking body brings in the female clientele.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is a secret and I’m not telling anyone.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be all grown up.
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing Gibson bathing in the lake can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is tying  jigs with my toes.
8. You can find me on Twitter @Eric2renne.

Jesse P.

Jesse P.

1. My name is Jesse, but at Aikens, I’m better known as Pelch, Pelter, Coach or DJ Preds.
2. This is my 3rd season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this beautiful place because the people are amazing, the fishing is good, and nothing beats an Aikens sunset.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because that’s the bottom line... Stone Cold said so.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is Goby Gully.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be doing play-by-play for the Thunder Bay (InsertNameHere).
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing a huge walleye strike my guest’s line can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is being able to know what’s going on in Skully’s head (and it’s often scary).
8. You can find me on Twitter @jpell007.

Ben

Ben

1. My name is Ben, but at Aikens, I’m better known as Binder.
2. This is my 3rd season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this beautiful place because the beer is always cold, and the fishing is even better.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I’m good at meeting new people.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is Rodeo Ridge.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be having a big boy job.
6. If I’m having a tough day a Aikens, seeing the view of the lake from our cabin can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is that I can speak a few languages (decently well).
8. You can find me on Twitter @IHateTwitter.

Derek

Derek

1. My name is Derek, but at Aikens, I’m better known as D-Rock or Derk.
2. This is my second season at the lodge. I keep coming back to this to this beautiful place because I love the mosquitoes.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I give my best everyday.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is the South Arm.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be graduated from the University of Ottawa with a commerce degree.
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing a trophy fish at can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is never leaving a question blank.
8. You can find me on Twitter @Facebook.com.

Sean

Sean

1. My name is Sean, but at Aikens, I’m better known as Mouse.
2. This is my first season at the lodge. I have come to this beautiful place because it is indeed a beautiful place.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I protect Gus from swimming mice.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is the Fast Waters.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be a carpenter.
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing a big walleye can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is whistling through my tongue (I’ll show ya!).
8. You can find me on Twitter @Facebook.com.

Matty

Matty

1. My name is Matthew, but at Aikens, I’m better known as Matty.
2. This is my first season at the lodge. I will keep coming back to this beautiful place because it’s a long walk home.
3. I am a big asset to Aikens because I can play Riptide.
4. My favorite fishing spot at Aikens is the Peanut Butter Jar.
5. In 5 years from now, I will be no longer in debt.
6. If I’m having a tough day at Aikens, seeing food can always put a smile on my face.
7. An interesting skill I have is sharpening tools.
8. You can find me on twitter @Matthewrobbins23.

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)