Spring Shakedown 3rd annual- 2017
The nights of June 26th, 27th and 28th (arrive Monday and depart Thursday) have these special room rates plus a surprise gift pack to take home.
$395 for a cabin room (suitable for 2 people)
$480 for a suite room (suitable for 2 or 3 people)
$525 for a lodge room (suitable for 2 or 3 people)
Guest Appreciation Weekend - 2017
The nights of August 24th, 25th and 26th (arrive Thursday and depart Sunday).
Available to guests who have previous stays at Critter Cove in 2016 or 2017.
Reduced room rates PLUS dinner and dessert for two each night included.
$430 for a cabin room (suitable for 2 people)
$550 for a suite room (suitable for 2 or 3 people)
$620 for a lodge room (suitable for 2 or 3 people)
The Critter Cafe will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as usual during this time.
Jack and Jill Derby - 20th annual
June 23rd - 25th, 2017 (Arrive Thursday and depart Sunday)
Entry fee is $360 per couple (that's one man and one woman - hence Jack and Jill). Includes 3 nights accommodation and derby entry.
There's also a $50 clubhouse fee added to each Derby entry, and the $50 will be credited to the tab during the weekend to put towards tackle, bait, ice, coffee and restaurant (but not gas). Any remaining credit from the $50 at the end of the weekend will be donated to the Children's Heart Network. The total price per couple for the Jack and Jill 3 nights, $50 clubhouse credit, and entry including taxes is $456.80.
Click here for derby rule details.
First prize for biggest Chinook $3,000
Second prize $1,000.
2016 J&J was a tie between Brian Rose and Randy Wunderlick - 25.5 pounds. Here's Cameron, Brian and Randy at the awards ceremony:
Here's Carrie and Claus with Carrie's 2014 J&J winner :
2013 winner: Julie Kelly (yes, that's Julie and Grant from Getdanet and Kelly Pilchard fame) with a 30 and a half pounder. Close second place was Mike McGlogan with a 30 and 3/8 pounder (just an 1/8th of a pound smaller). Mike was one of the crew on the Green Monster.
Here's a picture of Grant and Julie with their winning fish on the scale. The Lorne Halcomb memorial trophy, which Julie is holding, is awarded to the angler who brings in the first Tyee of the season.
Here's a picture of the crew of the Green Monster. One of these fish is almost 30 and a half pounds and took 2013 second prize.
We had a Tie in 2012!
The winning fish kept getting beat by a pound or two every tide. Mike Sell (yup, the same Mike & Jan team that brought in a 34 pounder the day before the derby started) brought in a 29 pounder and then just moments before the end of the Derby Chris McManus brought in another 29 pounder, so they shared first and second prizes and each won $2,000.
Bob Beard was the winning fisherman of Jack and Jill 2011, with the first Tyee of the season - a 31.5 pounder. In second place with a 26.25 pounder was Caroline Shillito.
Fishing for Hearts Derby
The hearts derby is on hold for summer 2014 and 2015. It may return in another year.
Here's info on the past Hearts derbies: Hearts Derby Archive