oct. 20, 2018
From first fish ever caught to incredible wildlife encounters to laughter shared over a drink at Big Molly’s, Aikens guests experienced many special moments in 2018. As always, the world-class, multi-species fishing at Aikens produced many of the memories guests take home with them and cherish well after their Aikens Experience is over.
Purely from a size perspective, none of those fishing moments were bigger than these catches highlighted below. Congrats to these Aikens guests who caught the biggest fish of each species in 2018.
Remember… next year, it could be your name on this list!
Walleye: 32 inches
Mr. Drew Stephens, Whitefish Bay, WI
Trophy caught and released on July 26 using a jigging rap, just minutes before Drew and company planned to take a break for shorelunch.
Pike: 45 inches, Two-Way Tie
Mr. Ron Roberts, Winnipeg, MB
Trophy caught and released on September 17 trolling a cisco on 2018’s final day of fishing.
Mr. Steve Kuzmich, Loveland, CO
Trophy caught and released on September 8 on a firetiger Depth Raider, followed up 30 minutes later with another 41-inch trophy catch by Steve.
Lake Trout: 39 inches
Mr. Jim Quintaine, Brandon, MB
Trophy caught and released on June 19 using a jig and minnow on a hot, sunny afternoon.
Perch: 13 inches
Mr. Wayne Evans, Lexington, KY
Trophy caught and released on June 3 bottom bouncing at 8:30pm after a storm passed overhead.
Sucker: 22.5 inches
Mr. Mike Wakefield, Winnipeg, MB
Trophy caught and released on May 31 using a slow death crawler in (Doug) Stange Bay.
Whitefish: 23.5 inches
Mr. Jeff Oakes, Winnipeg, MB
Trophy caught and released on September 9 on a jig and minnow in 48-feet of water.