Aikens Lake News Archive - June 2005

Hot Burbot Bite

Date Jun. 27, 2005

The guides can catch walleye anytime, anywhere. They stack up against some of the best walleye fishermen around. However, sometimes they like to challenge themselves. Take tonight, for instance... four guides set out with one goal in mind, which was...

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New guide dock now open!

Date Jun. 25, 2005

    Well, it has been a project that has been done in piecework since the beginning of the season. The project has finally reached its fruition! We have a permanent wood dock that stretces 56 feet into the water. From there, we...

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Huge day for the Knox Jones party!

Date Jun. 24, 2005

    Knox Jones had been here before. This winter he put together a group of 8 people, a few rookies and a few returning guests, for a Great Gray Owl trip. Little did he expect the type of day that his group...

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Staff barge party

Date Jun. 22, 2005

There were no guests on the peninsula today... only a group at GGO. This allowed for the staff to unwind a little bit - which they did by having the first barge party of the year! They parked the barge...

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Big Pike hot on North Shore!

Date Jun. 22, 2005

    The action for huge pike has not tapered off on the North Shore. Shorelines around Moosehead, Bay of Snakes, and Rob's Rubble continue to produce big pike. Today, another 42" beauty was taken right off Trapper's Island. This followed a 39" which...

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Two bulls lock horns

Date Jun. 20, 2005

    Well, Full Contact Fishing has had a great time here and they have caught a ton of big fish for the TV show. To end off the trip, Kinger and his guide Pit rassled on the beach. It was a...

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Kik’s huge trout

Date Jun. 16, 2005

Christian Dupont, aka Kik, has been an extremely good worker in his first couple of weeks of work at Aikens Lake. Today, he was even able to topple his first tree and called it one of the coolest things he...

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New roof for the lodge

Date Jun. 16, 2005

    The weather has been great in the past couple of days. Blue skies, hot weather, and mild winds have allowed us to get to work on the new tin roof on the lodge. With all hands on deck, the work...

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Blake the Grandmaster!

Date Jun. 10, 2005

Our long-time guest and long-time friend Blake Strine came to Aikens this year with one goal... catch a trophy pike or a trophy perch! The reason for this goal was that he had already caught 9 trophies of different species, so...

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First trophy perch in 4 years!

Date Jun. 09, 2005

Guide Dave Beaulieu was out casting around in Stange Bay looking for a big pike, but ended up catching a trophy of a different kind! When the fish bit on his Mepps spinner and Dave set the hook, he figured...

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First guide boat arrives

Date Jun. 07, 2005

The highly anticipated arrival of the first Lund Alaskan 1600 finally happened today! We were praying for a break in the weather to enable the safe transport of the new boats to Aikens, and after four days of rain our prayers...

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Landers hot again!

Date Jun. 04, 2005

What could make someone nearly miss supper at Aikens? How about a tremendous lake trout bite! David and Chris Landers were having so much fun out on Chris's Corner that they ended up being over 30 minutes late for supper! Mixed...

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Casting for pike keeps shorelunch away!

Date Jun. 04, 2005

What could possibly make someone stay on the lake and resist a mouthwatering shorelunch??? How about some non-stop pike fishing! That's exactly what happened today as the Siegals had yet another great day of fishing... this time for pike. They...

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