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Taking the family to stay at in a cabin at Big Chief Resort on Lake Buchanan this coming weekend and plan on doing lots of fishing. Anyone fished that area lately (at the end of the dam and spillway)?
We drove out there a couple of weeks ago and it looks like the lake is down about 15 or so feet from normal level.
Any hints as to good close areas to fish will be appreciated.
Will have a great time being able to fish 3 days in a row whether the fishing is great or not.
 

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I took my son and his friend to a tourney weigh-in at Canyon of the Eagles on Saturday. It was put on my Fishers of Men and well run. Most of the anglers with limits said they were catching them shallow and off rock points. One guy said he fished the dam but only weighted in 2 fish.

After witnessing the weigh in the boys begged me to take them fishing. It was starting to get late and I didn't want to launch the boat so I took them to a neighborhood park to fish from shore.

My son wanted to use a brushhog since several anglers said that is what they used. I hooked a rattlesnake on his friends pole. Well in the first 10 min his friend caught 2 small keepers. My son decided he wanted to switch to a snake as well. He catches 2 small keepers which made me switch to the snake and I hooked a nice 4-5 lber (see pic)


Just fishing for an hour, we ended up with 7 fish in the back of a creek.

Sorry for the long answer, but I would fish shallower and wait until it cools down a little more before fishing the dam.

Good luck,
Dave
 

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Fished the lower end of Buchanan Sunday. The previous post it correct. Fish the rock points and rock piles. Caught fish off of almost every one that we fished. We probably caught 50 fish with 20 being nice keepers up to 4 1/2 pounds. Good luck. I think that you will have a blast.
 

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They have a nice boat ramp at Thunderbird Resort. The ramp at Big Chief Resort is pretty small. Ranger R77 said it was not big enough for a pontoon boat. You might call Thunderbird to see if their ramp is completely in the water since the lake is down about 16 feet.
 

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Thunderbird is a good place to launch. They charge $5. You can also launch for free at the county park a few more miles down 2341. The only issue with the county park is there is no dock so you will have to beach your boat.

Hope this helps. Look forward to your reports and good luck.

Dave
 
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