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A must see local pottery artist on Bridge Lake:
Things to do in the area at a glance:
Besides resting, relaxing and enjoying your stay with us, there are many things to do at
Cariboo Eco-Tours (Explore lakes and back country trails by mountain bike or kayak) – www.caribooecotours.ca
Trophy Fishing: Sheridan Lake is famous for its trophy fish. Fishing is a year round activity on the lake – ice fishing is very popular. Fishing licenses are available at nearby Sheridan Park Resort – www.sheridanlake.com. Sheridan Lake is located just south of Fishing Highway 24 between Lone Butte and Little Fort and is south-east of 100 Mile House.
Fishing Report: The largest certified rainbow trout weighed in at 17 pounds, however, fishermens’ stories claim to have caught fish up to 20 some pounds. The average is somewhere between 3 to 5 pounds. The best fishing season is from May to October. Trolling seems to be the most popular method of catching Sheridan Lake’s trophy rainbow trout – usually with a set up of 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.
As well, fly fishing with full sinking lines and long leaders has proven to be effective. 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 rainbow trout.
ABOUT THE LAKE:
Sheridan Lake Bed and Breakfast is only an 8-hour drive from Seattle, 5 ½ hours from Surrey (6 1/2 hours from Vancouver), 1 hour 45 minutes from Kamloops, or 1 hour 30 minutes from Williams Lake. Sheridan Lake is one of the many lakes located along the famous Fishing Highway 24!
Sheridan Lake is located in British Columbia’s Cariboo Country, near Lone Butte, east of the community of 100 Mile House (Sheridan Lake is west of Lac des Roches and Bridge Lake, north of Green Lake and south of Horse Lake). The lake is about 14.4 kilometres (9 miles) long and 8 kilometres (5 miles) wide, with a surface area of 1659 hectares. It is located at an elevation of 1150 metres (3600 feet) with an average depth of 7.6 metres (25 feet) and a maximum depth of 35 metres (115 feet). This crystal clear lake is fed by underground springs and is abundant with aquatic life and big trout.
Trails: Many kilometres of groomed and marked trails for your year-round enjoyment (enjoy hiking, quad riding or snowmobiling).
Summer Fun: Great swimming, waterskiing, boating, horseback riding and cycling (just to name a few).
Winter Fun: Skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are popular when the lake freezes over. We can even get a game of curling going now and again! Not to mention snowshoeing and dog sledding.
Winter Skiing: Timothy Mountain is close by and a great place to downhill ski for everyone in the family.
WHERE TO DINE:
Fit 4 You – Coffee Bar – 250-706-3912 – www.fit4youfitness.com
Del’s Cusine- 250-593-2156 – SunYam Thai Restaurant – Wildman’s Family Restaurant
LONE BUTTE AREA:
***Rosi’s Alpaca Farm Cafe and B&B*** – Lone Butte (offers full menu and weekend specials) www.southcaribooalpacas.com 250-395-8848 (check for days/times open)***Iron Horse Pub*** – Lone Butte – (offers full menu and daily specials) 250-395-2626 www.ironhorsepub.ca
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“An Ode To Sheridan”
I’ve seen the beauty of nature from prairies, to mountains, to sea.
Heard the song of the meadow lark and the cry of the seagull free.
But if I had the gift of the artist’s brush, I’d paint a sight serene – of crystal water at sunset, surrounded by evergreen.
A forest as far as the eye can see, appearing untouched by man – or off to the north one small green field where a doe may be seen to stand.
Or if I had the gift of music, I’d put to a gentle tune the quiet breeze on the water and the plaintive cry of the loon.
Then if picture and song could be blended there’s only one spot it could make – the beautiful Cariboo haven that’s known as Sheridan Lake.