Information about Lake Buhi
Lake Buhi in Camarines Sur is a freshwater lake known for being the home of the smallest commercially harvested fish, called Sinarapan. These fish are so tiny that their maximum length is 2.5 centimeters. The 1,800-hectare lake is home to other endemic fish species, including Burirawan, Dalag, Irin-Irin, Kotnag, and Puyo.
The lake was believed to have been formed in 1641 due to an earthquake that caused part of nearby Mount Asog to collapse and block the flow of nearby streams. An eruption of Mount Asog itself could have also triggered this.
Apart from being fishing grounds, the lake also serves as a source of domestic water supply and powers the National Power Corporation’s hydroelectric plant.
Best time to visit
Since it is an outdoor destination, the best time to visit Lake Buhi is during the dry months, which usually fall from December to May. Schedule your trip from December to February if you want to visit when the weather is cooler.