Nothing beats the Texas heat like a camping trip to a calm, picturesque lake with water sports for family fun. Lake Buchanan, 60 miles northwest of Austin, between Llano and Burnet (pronounce it “BURN-it,” and you’ll fit in like a local) is the largest and the first of the Hill Country Highland Lakes, constructed in 1939. The lake covers 22,333 acres and is named for James P. Buchanan, who secured funding for the reservoir known as a real outdoorsman’s paradise.
Lake Buchanan Fishing and Fishing Guides
Fishing is abundant, with opportunities to catch largemouth bass, white bass, Guadalupe bass, striped bass, and catfish. White bass runs occur in the spring, February through May, with most fishing from Beaver Creek up into the Colorado River. If you’ve never been in a bass run, you’ve missed a real adventure! Just think of the cartoons we watched when we were little kids; cast the baited hook out into the water, immediately catch a fish, and whip it back behind you, slinging the fish off the hook and do it again, over and over, as fast as you can. It’s hard to keep from falling out of the boat, you are laughing so hard!
With Captain Jackie at Empty Pockets Fishing Guide Service, you can enjoy some of the best striper fishing in Texas while loving the peacefulness of this gorgeous lake. He offers 4-hour and 8-hour fishing trips for up to four people with bait, rods, reels, and tackle included. Captain Jack will clean and bag your catch so it’s ready to…