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. 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 leader.