Lake Buchanan was impounded in 1937 and is located on the Colorado River in Texas. It is near Bernett TX. It has 22,210 acres of water with a maximum depth of 132 ft. and a pool level of 1020 ft. It covers Burnett and Llano counties Texas. Known for it's great striper fishing,  anglers love to fish on Lk Buchanan. In addition to great Bass fishing, there is an abundance of Crappie which makes it the perfect fishing trip for the whole family.

There are 8 RV Parks and Marinas on Lake Buchanan with 6 being on the northern part of the lake and 2 near the dam. Most offer a boat launches and RV spaces with 30 amp and also 50 amp RV hookups. Many also offer annual rates which is popular for our northern friends. Park rates are from $25 to $30 per night with the off season being a little less. We recommend that you reserve your space well in advance on Lake Buchanan as it is a popular fishing destination. Lake Buchanan Cabins for rent are abundant and affordable. See various marinas and private campgrounds for availability. Be sure to make reservations well in advance due to the popularity of Lake Buchanan. Also make sure you understand what is included with the rental. The cabin can come complete with everything you could possibly need, or it can be wilderness camping where you must bring your own linen and kitchen utensils.

Fishing Reports indicate that Striped Bass are the most popular on Lake Buchanan, as anglers come from around the country to fish Lake Buchanan. Crappie fishing is also good on the lake with live minnows and jigs being preferred. Be sure to get the latest Lake Buchanan fishing report when planning a trip to Buchanan Lake. Catfish are another popular fish on Buchanan. You can do best by using cut bait or stinky bait.

Vegetation is almost non-existent on Lk Buchanan. Fish are more active during the fall, winter and spring months due to the cooler weather. Largemouth bass are active much longer during daylight hours and are normally found in shallow water in the early morning and late afternoon.

For active fish, spinner baits and crank baits are most fisherman's choice. A variety of watermelon green plastic worms seems to work well during the hotter months. Early morning top water baits such as Poppers, Prop Baits, Flukes, or just about any Stick Bait.

In Conclusion: Lake Buchanan Texas is a popular lake in Texas. Be prepared for a great fishing vacation.



John Tatman is a avid fisherman who reports on popular Lake Buchanan fishing.

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How To Fish Lake Buchanan Texas (TX)