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A Fishing Story So Bizarre it Must be True

Date Mar. 06, 2017

Some fishing stories are so bizarre they must be true. This is one of them. Philippe Defoy, of Montreal, Quebec, had only fished twice in his life before coming to Manitoba’s Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge last September. Those...

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OTours Transportation Drives Off Into the Sunset

Date Feb. 23, 2017

After a dozen years of transporting Aikens guests, having two of their children work summers at the lodge and building countless memories, Michelle Gervais and Roger Chamberland are retiring from OTours Transportation. The family-run tour company shuttled Aikens guests from...

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Photos: Best Catches of 2016

Date Feb. 07, 2017

When you arrive in early May to open camp and the very first evening a staff member catches a 41-inch Master Angler pike for the first fish of the year, you get a funny feeling it’s going to...

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Family Man Wins a Free Trip to Aikens

Date Jan. 14, 2017

Christmas came early this year for John “Mackey” MacDonald. Only trouble was the Minneapolis man was at the movies watching Hacksaw Ridge and missed the phone call informing of the news. Fortunately, Pit called back the next day...

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The Honeymoon Continues

Date Nov. 14, 2016

What’s better than coming to Aikens Lake for your honeymoon? Coming back just as happy and in love 40 years later with your family to share the experience. Just ask Jerry Kottschade of Mankato, Minnesota. He and his wife,...

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