The Biggest Fish of 2017
Feb. 26, 2018
“God grant that I may catch a fish
So big that even I
When speaking of it afterwards
Will have no need to lie”
The angler’s prayer was answered for many at Aikens Lake in 2017, none more so than the proud few below who caught the biggest fish of each species last year.
Congrats to those honored below, and to all Aikens guests last year who caught a fish, however big, that it put a smile on their face.
By all accounts, 2017 was a banner year for big fish at Aikens––for example, guests caught more Master Angler lake trout last year than any year since 2004. 2018 looks to continue on the hot streak.
And remember… next year, it could be you!
Walleye: 31.5 inches
Mr. Nathan Darby, Little Rock, AR
Trophy caught and released on August 17 using a smiley blade and plastic worm.
Mr. Doug Taylor, Winnipeg, MB
Trophy caught and released on June 27 using a cisco rig.
Pike: 47 inches
Mr. Dave Maas, Minneapolis, MN
Trophy caught and released on May 26 using a cisco with a bobber.
Lake Trout: 40.5 inches
Mr. Clayton Buck, Tarpon Springs, FL
Trophy caught and released on June 9 using a jig and minnow.
Perch: 13 inches
Mr. Jeff Volzke, Seward, NE
Trophy caught and released on June 8 using an orange Original Floating Rapala.
Mr. Brenden Windsor, Steinback, MB
Trophy caught and released on June 20 using a jig and minnow.
Sucker: 24 inches
Mr. Clayton Raines, Peoria, AZ
Trophy caught and released on July 5 using a bottom bouncer and slow death crawler.
Burbot: 31.5 inches
Mr. Evan Los, Winnipeg, MB
Trophy caught and released on June 1 using a jig and minnow.
Mr. Tony Capecchi, Woodbury, MN
Trophy caught and released on July 29 using a cisco rig.