LAKE UPDATE & Weekend Itinerary

LAKE UPDATE

It will come as no surprise to you anglers that the lake conditions in and around Whispering Pines have changed. In the effort to give you all the best possible Derby weekend we can, we have revised the lakes for this year’s derby. The lakes are as follows:

Hook Lake – Wild strain/Pennask Triploid – Launch: borderline cartopper only. Derby alum will remember this launch can be hairy but the lake produced last year’s winning fish.

Kump Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: cartopper

Goose Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: good boat access

Thalia Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: good boat access

Rickey Lake* – Pennask Triploid – Launch: good boat access

Stoney Lake* – Pennask Triploid – Launch: cartopper

Lodwick Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: cartopper

Laird Lake – Brook Trout/Blackwater Diploid – Launch: good boat access

Robertson Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: good boat access

*Rickey and Stoney Lakes are located in the Pike Mountain area but are not marked on the map provided.

2016 Derby Lakes Map

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ITINERARY

Friday 3:00 pm           Camping opens at Whispering Pines Ranch

   6:00-9:30 pm           Derby Sign in and Registration

 

Saturday 6:30 am      Derby Day! Sign in and Registration with Continental Breakfast by donation

8:00 am – 6:30 pm     Official Fishing hours!

         7:00 pm      Weigh in and/or fish registration by showing a photo to the Derby Official

         9:30 pm      Bonfire at Whispering Pines (weather and fire ban restrictions permitting)

 

Sunday 7:00 am         Pancake Breakfast by donation

8:00 am – 4:30 pm     Official Fishing hours!

        5:00 pm     Weigh in and/or fish registration by showing a photo to the Derby Official

        6:00 pm      The Saloon at Seven Half Diamond Ranch opens for dinner seating

        7:00 pm      Dinner is Served!

        8:00 pm      Awards and Auction

        11:00 pm     Bonfire at Whispering Pines (weather and fire ban restrictions permitting)

 

Monday 9:30 am        Pancake Breakfast by donation

 

See you Next Year!

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Entries are Closed

Thank you to all our participants for getting their entries in so quickly. All 60 spots have now been filled. Good luck to everyone on the 21st & 22nd!

We are looking forward to some great fishing and fundraising for some good causes.

See you on the Long Weekend!

2016 Official Derby Lakes

Nine days till the derby and fishing is still a little slow. I am not worried at all because that means the bite will be on for opening day of the 2016 Peter Cameron Morrison Memorial Derby!

Here are the lakes for this year’s derby:

Hook Lake, Kump Lake, Thalia Lake, Goose Lake, Rickey Lake, Clifford Lake, and Lodwick Lake.

All of these lakes are off the Pike Mountain Forest Service Road with the exception of Hook Lake. Most have good boat launch access with the exception of Hook which can be dicey unless you are able to carry your small launch to the water.

The winning fish caught by Ken Woodward last year did come out of Hook Lake though, which might change your mind. If you are looking for maps of the area, they can be found through the Backroads Mapbooks app or books.

This PDF map shows an overview of the general Pike Mountain area lakes:

 PCM Derby 2016 – 092H077

For more maps of the area or to download your own: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=5628311639164388216 

Happy Planning!

17 Days and Counting

The Countdown is On!

Only seventeen more days till the start of the 2nd Annual PCM Derby! I ordered the derby t-shirts today.

Thanks to Jon Alexander from Interior Ink Works for once again tackling this huge job for us. I have to say, the shirts this year are excellent! Carolyn from Sprokit Media really did a great job on the graphics and I think they are going to be popular.

There are only a handful of spots left so if you were thinking you would just show up Friday night or Saturday morning and sign up…you may want to rethink that. Signing up in advance is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I cannot guarantee there will be space available on derby day. Remember, only participants of the derby are eligible to win the Lowe 1040 Jon Boat. You must be present and fishing to win.

Call Jamie to secure your spot before it’s too late. 604-807-3005

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Who Wants to Win a BOAT?

Yes, you read that right, a boat. A Lowe 1040 Jon Boat to be precise.

The organizers of the PCM Memorial Derby are ecstatic to announce that, thanks to the incredible corporate sponsorships of Qualico Developments, Core Mechanical, and Maple Leaf Cleaning,  ALL DERBY ENTRANTS are eligible to win the Lowe 1040!

On registration and payment of your entry fees, your name will go into a draw for this fantastic little fishing boat.

That means you will have a 1 in 60 chance of winning this terrific prize even if you don’t manage to catch the big one!

Entry spots are filling up fast. Don’t miss your chance, contact Jamie Parsons at 604-807-3005 or email pcmmemorialderby@gmail.com to sign up now!

2016 Corporate Sponsor Prize

*Outboard motor and gas tank not included

L1040 Jon Specifications

Overall Length 10′ 3.05 m
Beam 56″ 142.24 cm
Approx. Basic Hull Weight 87 lb 39.46 kg
Bottom Width 40″ 101.60 cm
Fuel Capacity Portable Portable
Hull Gauge .043″ 1.09 mm
Max HP Capacity 5.0 hp 3.73 kw
Max Person Capacity 2 2
Max Person Weight Capacity 325 lb 147.42 kg
Max Weight Capacity 419 lb 190.06 kg
Ribs 2  
Seats 3  
Side Depth 16″ 40.64 cm
Transom Height 15″ 38.10 cm

 

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

I had a wonderful conversation today with Mike Gass the manager of sportfishing development at the Freshwater Fisheries Society.

FFSBCThe Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement and conservation of BC’s freshwater fish resources for the benefit of the public.  The Society delivers the provincial fish stocking program to support sport fishing, offers a range of conservation services to protect wild fish, and promotes the importance of sport fishing and fish conservation to the public.

Each year, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC)  stocks about 800 lakes and streams throughout BC.  The Society also conducts research and development activities as well as promotion and marketing initiatives aimed at improving sport fishing in the province.

The funds raised at last year’s derby went right into the Learn to Ice Fish programs that were delivered to over 600 youth and their families. This is what the derby is all about,  happy, healthy lifestyle that gets kids outside and involved in nature and the environment.

Read about the contribution to Freshwater Fisheries:

FFSBC Thank You Letter to PCM Memorial Derby

Your participation last year sent kids to camp where they could l
earn to manage their diabetes as well as brought the youth of BC to the sport of fishing we all love. By teaching kids to learn to appreciate nature we ensure that our province and its waters stay clean and beautiful for future generations. From all of the organizers here at the PCM Memorial Derby, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, and the Canadian Diabetes Association – THANK YOU!

Lets make this year even better! Call Jamie to register your spot! 604-807-3005

The Bigger the Sponsorship Team…

The bigger the team the more prizes, raffle, and auction items there are up for grabs! Nick and Savas from Trout Waters were there for us last year and they’re back again this year. Although, they’re claiming they are going to be too busy to attend. Ummmm…guys? That’s what employees are for. Make them work so you can come fishin’!

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We are incredibly thankful for your continues support and I know the derby participants will be too.

Who can say they have hand tied flies from Rob Texmo? Well if you don’t then you need to come to the derby and enter to win a chance at a box full of them. I know several anglers that love his flies and swear they’re magic. Texs Flies

The list of items up for grabs this year is truly incredible and would not be possible without our sponsors. This is an event you are not going to want to miss.

Where will you be this May long weekend?