Aikens Lake News Archive - May 2006

Vintage boat converted to large planter!

Date May. 30, 2006

When we first purchased the lodge in 1988, there was an old trapper that lived on the beach where Gray Owl now stands.  He had wanted to sell us his old yawl, a 20 foot boat that was primarily used on Lake...

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The boys move in!

Date May. 27, 2006

The big move-in day has come and gone, and the boys have now completely moved in to their new digs at "Le Canot"!  Although much work remains to be done, the boys have the basic essentials and have begun crafting...

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40” laker!!!

Date May. 22, 2006

As we continue our construction and get ready for our first guests of the season (May 27th), more and more specialists are arriving to help put the finishing touches on our projects.  Yesterday, 3 guys from Exclusive Carpets in Winnipeg arrived...

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Colin finds a piece of history!

Date May. 19, 2006

Aikens is rich in tradition and history. We have our stories of Elsie the ghost and of the old trapper cabins around our lake. Going back even further back in our history you will find many reminders of our native...

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Update on “Le Canot”

Date May. 19, 2006

We are just over one week away from the grand unveiling of the Canot, and the guys are hard at work getting the place ready!  The plumbing and electrical are all in, and the walls are finished.  Next up comes...

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Update on Big Molly’s

Date May. 16, 2006

Big Molly's is undergoing the final stages of it's rebirth this spring!  Last year, we added those fantastic hardwoods, pine finish on the walls, and the wildly popular screened in porch!  This year, we are putting a few extra finishing...

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Lakers are active

Date May. 13, 2006

At Aikens, we have never really been here this early.  This year, with all of our construction, we have the opportunity to try some very early fishing techniques.  Boy, are the lakers ever active!  The trout are hitting on tube...

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Cold weather, hot fishing!

Date May. 10, 2006

Today was a cold and brisk day.  However, the weather didn't deter the staff from throwing a line in tonight!  The guides hopped in boats and ran across the lake to go to Stange Bay.  They hit into a great...

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New men’s residence advancing on schedule

Date May. 09, 2006

If you were reading the news posts last fall, you are aware of the bold new project we have undertaken. Because of the age of some of our staff quarters, we needed a complete overhaul of our men's accommodations. For...

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The “underground” scene

Date May. 09, 2006

Part of our capital expansion this season includes new infrastructure for our power grid and water distribution. To that end, we enlisted the help of a "Ditch Witch"! This 900 lb machine quickly and easily digs trenches that would otherwise take...

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Dockbite produces first trophy of 2006!

Date May. 06, 2006

Today was another great day at Aikens Lake. After a great day of work, the staff was able to unwind by casting in a line off the dock. The fishing off the dock has been sporadic, but it has already...

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Snowy day, but alot of progress made

Date May. 04, 2006

We were hoping to get quite a few freight flights in today, but we woke up with some snow on the ground. As I write this now (5:00 PM), it still hasn't stopped snowing... is Santa on his way? At any...

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Aikens is in great shape!

Date May. 01, 2006

What a great day!  Pit, Denis, Maurice, and Grant stepped off the plane today at 1:00 PM.  There is always that moment of tension as you step onto the peninsula for the first time because you are not sure how the...

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