Fawn Lake, BC is a little jewel of a lake with feisty rainbow trout that cruise expansive marl shoals at both the east and west end of the lake.
Located just 4km off the Fishing Highway 24 (access is just a few hundred metres from West Sheridan Lake road), Fawn lake offers one of the most dependable, rainbow trout fisheries in the South Cariboo. The clear, blue-green water grows trout up to 8 pounds with the average being about 2.5 lbs. The large marl shoals feature pockets of weed beds in 4' to 12' of water where the trout cruise for their favourite foods. The lake is rich in food sources like chironomids, mayflies, damsels, small leeches and freshwater shrimp. Mastering the art of a dry line with a long leader or a dry line with a strike indicator will generally generate some lip pulling action.
The lake itself is about 2 km long and although fly fishermen seem to dominate the shallow shoal areas, there is lots of room for trolling lures or other hardware. The lake itself has a maximum depth of near 30 feet deep with an average depth of about 20 feet.
There is a decent (although a little steep) public launch for car toppers and small trailers at the west end of the lake that puts one right on the edge of the productive west end shoal.
Fawn Lake Resort is also located at the west end of the lake. As of this writing there is an ownership change going on but the transition should be seamless. The resort offers rustic cabins, serviced cabins, RV and regular camping. The hospitality is warm and accommodating which is why many folks return year after year. This is a busy little place from June through September so if one is considering a fly fishing vacation, it is recommended to book ahead as far as possible.