Happy Father's Day!
Jun. 21, 2010
Sunday marked a very special day at Aikens. Father's Day, whether intentional or not, featured 5 different groups featuring a multitude of father/son combos. In fact, 3 of those groups boasted three generations! Grandfathers were smiling as they saw their sons, sons-in-law, and grandsons happily reeling in countless fish. With fantastic weather and fishing, this was certainly a weekend for fathers and sons to enjoy Mother Nature in all her splendor! The father/son and father/daughter bonding trip is a very special one - and it is especially so at our lake. At Aikens, we take pride in providing outstanding service so that the only worry a father needs to think about is whether to keep one fish for lunch, or if he is hungry enough should he keep a 2nd! We are a family run business and between the partners we have 5 children that are 6 or younger! That means we are setup for kids, and even boast a trampoline, swing set, and playground to go along with the beautiful natural sand beach. If you are contemplating a multi-generational trip, I am sure we can find some great references in your area to help you with your decision. The fishing at Aikens has been superb this season. Although the water has shot up nearly 4 feet since we first arrived, it has not negatively affected the fishing. Note: The water is now at an above average level - we have about one foot of clearance left on the new docks but we should still be OK for the crest which will happen later in June. The walleyes, because of the early spring and warm water, have already begun moving out onto the summer spots like the Saddle, Red Rock, South Gull, South Arm, and the Three Sister Islands. Big pike are still terrorizing the walleyes at both the Falls and the Honeyhole. Yesterday, one boat stayed at the Honeyhole all afternoon and caught over 100 walleyes in the hot sun- the biggest being a pair of 27". They also had 3 big pike hit walleyes as they were bringing them in, but failed to land any of them. All in all, Aikens has been very kind to the fishermen, fisherwomen, and fisherkids this year!