Lake Buchanan

Lake Buchanan in central Texas, is a 23,060 acre impoundment of the Lower Colorado River. It is approx. 30 miles long and about 5 miles wide at its widest point. Lake Buchanan’s shoreline is approx. 124 miles long. The lake’s deepest point is 132 feet. Lake Buchanan was impounded in 1937.

The northern end of the lake has some amazing landscapes: from sheer rock formations to waterfalls, and incredible Hill Country scenery. Not to mention Bald Eagles at certain times of the year.

The lake is situated in the Highland Lakes portion of the Texas Hill Country in central Texas. The lake is an hour drive northwest of Austin and 1 ½ hours drive north of San Antonio. It is about 4 hours drive south of Dallas and Fort Worth and about the same distance west of Houston.

Buchanan area is home to a wide variety of wildlife of all kinds. This makes the area a popular tourist and bird watching destination. River Boat excursions are available for birders and nature lovers and as a bonus Lake Buchanan is home to the American Bald Eagle during winter months. Avid bird watchers enjoy taking part in the eagle census each winter.

Lake Buchanan is also known for its great sport fishing industry. Fishermen catch all types of fresh water fish including crappie, largemouth bass, catfish, hybrid bass, white bass, and stripers, with the stripers and hybrids being the biggest draw much of the year. Stocking by the State of Texas as well as a local conservation group over the past 8-10 years has dramatically increased the numbers of keeper sized, hard fighting fish in the lake.

Other activities in the area include the annual Lake Buchanan Regatta and Dam Jam which features the regatta, live music and many other activities. The shores around parts of Lake Buchanan, provide ideal beaches for swimming, wading and sun bathing. Visitors can also enjoy trips to nearby wineries, or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Texas Hill Country… or go FISHING!! After all that IS why you ended up on this website! Give Capt. Fermin a call NOW and book your striper fishing trip. You ‘ll be glad you did.

Due to the Highland Lakes area being so popular with tourists, birders, fishermen, etc. there are many restaurants, resorts, RV camps, cafes, motels, lake houses, and other rentals readily available throughout the area. Nearby cities and towns include Burnet, Llano, Kingsland, Bertram, Lampasas, and Marble Falls. And don’t forget to visit Inks Lake State Park. It is very popular with many people.

Contact Capt. Fermin Fernandez of Fernandez Fishing Guide Service now to be your Lake Buchanan Fishing Guide.