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#11373838 - 01/27/16 11:09 AM Lake Buchanan Whites
Coach Carter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
Im heading out to Lake Buchanan this Saturday in search of some whites. Have they started staging near the mouth of the Colorado yet? I've heard a few males have been up river, but wondering if there is a good spot to locate them pre-spawn? Anybody been out there is the past couple weeks?

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#11376462 - 01/28/16 10:30 AM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
TeamBRC Offline
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Registered: 01/26/16
Posts: 12
Loc: Central Texas
yeah heard the same thing let us know we might head out there sometime soon
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#11376652 - 01/28/16 11:51 AM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
KG68 Offline
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Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 837
Loc: Goldthwaite, Tx
This was posted on 1/22 in the Colorado Bend State Park thread by BrandoA.

Lots of whites being caught up around Garrett and Highline. Looks like they are staging getting ready to move.

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#11378540 - 01/29/16 08:02 AM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
Coach Carter Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
Thanks for the info! I will post a report.

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#11386637 - 02/02/16 12:53 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
Coach Carter Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
Went out on Saturday. Fished Garrett Island and Highline with no success. I could not locate the fish. Went up river. Fished multiple spots along the way to the State Park with zero success. Once we got to the State Park, we caught four males within a 10 minute span, and then nothing. All in all, we were on the water for about 8 hours and only boated 4 fish. Tried every color and every lure. Only thing that worked was a grey crappie jig. But it sure was nice being on the water!!! Very nice seeing so much water in the river!

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#11386696 - 02/02/16 01:20 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
BrandoA Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/11
Posts: 2794
Loc: Marble Falls
I am going to be out there sometime this weekend if nothing changes. Won't be chasing White but hybrids and stripers.

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#11386700 - 02/02/16 01:21 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
mbsfish Offline
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 407
Loc: Liberty Hill
How deep were you fishing and what techniques? My guess is you weren't deep enough. I have been mostly catching whites, stripers, hybrids in 25-40 ft, some places on the bottom, others suspended over deeper water. Using slabs, swimbaits, or deadsticking. But I also haven't been out since the warming trend.

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#11390250 - 02/03/16 08:18 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
Coach Carter Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
We fished 15' or less. I tried to graph fish in deeper water but couldn't find them. I'm not very experienced with deep water fishing. I like fishing shorelines, rocks, and rivers. I hope to figure out the deep stuff someday!

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#11390441 - 02/03/16 09:18 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
Dadsthatlove2fish Offline
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Registered: 08/10/15
Posts: 103
I heard from a local guide they have been catching them in 24 foot of water on humps on the north end of the lake and by rocky point.
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#11390468 - 02/03/16 09:28 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
kennerdude Offline
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Registered: 02/21/15
Posts: 834
Loc: Lone Star State of Mind
Check out Austin Bass Forum for info.

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#11390589 - 02/03/16 10:14 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
superfrog Offline
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Registered: 02/11/12
Posts: 44
Tell me more about the water depth on your way to Bend? Any tricky spots? If you stay in the middle of the river will you be OK? I want to go up but I've got a new boat and never been up river.V I'm

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#11392247 - 02/04/16 03:40 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
Coach Carter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
This is the deepest the river has been in many years. One year I went up river from Buchanan and the water over the sandbar was a little over 12 inches. Still made it through as long as I stayed on plane. Currently the water is 6 feet at the shallowest. The only concern currently is all of the logs and tress in the water. Trying to find the river channel can be a little tricky, but not dangerous. Once you get into the actual river and off the lake, the water is averaging 10 feet in the middle.

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#11395707 - 02/05/16 09:39 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
superfrog Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/11/12
Posts: 44
Thanks for the details on L.Buchanan water depth to and up the river. I may take a boat ride up there Sunday morning. Should be a beautiful day.

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#11395780 - 02/05/16 10:33 PM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
Coach Carter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
I'm heading up there Sunday also! Hoping for a good day! Weather should be nice!

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#11399888 - 02/08/16 07:53 AM Re: Lake Buchanan Whites [Re: Coach Carter]
BrandoA Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/11
Posts: 2794
Loc: Marble Falls
We had a pretty good day yesterday. Got on the water at 9:30 and fished till 1. Caught a bunch of hybrids and stripers. Probably 25 keeper fish. Caught a few magnum whites as well. Majority of the fish caught in 40ft of water on the south end of the lake. Only saw one other boat fishing

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