To reach Sheridan lake from 100
Mile House, travel south on Highway 97 for approximately 13
km (8 mi.) until you meet the junction of Highway 24. Take this
scenic paved road east, past Lone Butte, for about 32 km (20 mi.)
to Sheridan Lake, a 14 km (9 mi.) long lake. Sheridan Lake's reputation
as a producer of large rainbow trout brings trout fishing enthusiasts
from all over.
Sheridan Lakes, BC, offers great resorts and camping areas plus
a store, cafe and gas station provide services and facilities for
the large number of avid rainbow trout fishermen who come to this
lake. There is a provincial campsite at nearby Bridge
Lake, which also offers good fishing.
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Report: Although the largest certified rainbow trout
weighed in at 17 pounds, fishermen's stories claim fish up to 25
pounds. The average is about 3 to 5 pounds. Anywhere from May to
October will usually prove successful fishing. Trolling is the most
popular method of catching Sheridan Lake's trophy rainbow trout.
Any kind of set up can be effective for trolling, but most of the
old-timers stick with a fairly soft 8 to 10 foot rod, using either
a small mooching reel or revolving spool reel with enough capacity
to hold at least 100 yards of 12 pound backing line, with a minimum
of 120 feet (4 colours) lead core, and 90 feet of 4-6 pound monofilament
fishing with full sinking lines and long leaders can be very effective
as well. In addition, the many weed beds and island shallows make
for excellent fly fishing. From June 15th to July 20th flyfishers
can enjoy hatches of Mayflies and Traveller Sedges. Chironomids
are also abundant at this time. While the stocking of Eastern Brook
Trout has been discontinued, Sheridan Lake has received 250,000
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The heavily forested rolling hills surrounding the lake are dotted
with resorts and residences. The lake itself has many small islands
which can provide adventures of their own.
Many areas of the shoreline are reedy.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.