Lake Buchanan’s water clarity is clear at the dam, gradually becoming more turbid as you move upstream with considerable fluctuation annually. The lower end typifies a Highland lake type near the dam with rock piles, ledges and chunk rock banks. Other parts of the lake looks more like a flatland type reservoir with flat coves and flooded brush when the lake is full. Fish-attracting structure has been added to this reservoir. Striped bass, white bass and catfish are rated excellent, largemouth bass good, crappie and sunfish fair.