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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So Whats the Plan?

We have a very fun weekend planned, and while things are still coming together, here’s what we have so far.

cartoon-03-300x274Friday June 12th camping will open at Whispering Pines Ranch for those who have booked/entered in advance. If there are still spots available it will be first come, first served for the remaining spots.

Friday night June 12 – Derby Sign in opens at 5:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday morning June 13th – sign in for any late coming Derby entrants will begin at 7:00am.

All Derby participants will receive a lanyard and a PCM Derby sticker as well as a ticket to the Angler’s Dinner.

Derby will run from 8am-5pm on Saturday, June 13. Each lake will have a Derby official to record and photograph the fish caught. Anglers must be wearing a lanyard in order to register a fish with the official. Fish retention is up to the regulations on the lake and the individual angler.

Prizes will be awarded to 4th place for longest fish caught.

The lakes eligible for the Derby are:
Hook Lake – Pennask
Kidd Lake – Kamloops
Thalia Lake – Pennask
Kump Lake – Pennask
Round Lake – Fraser Valley & Kamloops
Laird Lake – Brook & Blackwater

In addition there will be a grand prize for any angler able to complete the Pike Mountain Slam. Catch all 5 species of trout and claim bragging rights!! To achieve this the angler must fish three different lakes in one day.

The Angler’s Dinner will be held at Seven Half Diamond Ranch Saloon. Dinner will be served at 7. Prizes and an auction will be awarded there with all proceeds going to The Canadian Diabetes Association and the Freshwater Fisheries of BC

Campers are welcome to stay at Whispering Pines until Sunday, June 14th.