Lake Buchanan is the result of Buchanan Dam, which was completed by the Lower Colorado River Authority in 1939. Photo by Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Lake Buchanan is the result of Buchanan Dam, which was completed by the Lower Colorado River Authority in 1939. Photo by Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

When it comes to fall and winter fishing, one of our favorite lakes is Lake Buchanan. The lake gets less boat traffic during the colder months, but the fish are still biting, especially those monster catfish.
Lake Buchanan is a fisherman's lake for largemouth bass, catfish, white bass and hybrid striped bass. Hybrid striped bass are the most popular fish in the water, mainly because they are restocked every year. 
The Lower Colorado River Authority has three parks on the lake: Cedar Point Recreation Area, Black Rock Park and Canyon of the Eagles. Llano and Burnet also have parks with boat ramps.
Lake Buchanan is the result of Buchanan Dam, which was built by the LCRA. When the more-than-two-mile dam was completed in 1939, Lake Buchanan was the first of the Highland Lakes to be formed. With 22,333 acres of surface water that stretches over Burnet and Llano counties, it's also the largest lake.