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Fishing Guide The greatest fishing experience you'll ever have can be found on Lake Nacogdoches, Texas

Tucked away in the piney woods of East Texas is a beautiful little lake that is full of trophy size largemouth bass. A recent tournament site for the televised Major League Fishing tour, Lake Nacogdoches is quickly becoming a go to destination for largemouth bass enthusiasts. Whether you are looking to catch that trophy bass of a lifetime or just have fun catching lots of fish, fishing guide Stanley Gresham will do everything he can to make your fishing trip a success.

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Fishing Guide on Lake Nacogdoches, Texas

Largemouth bass fishing on beautiful Lake Nacogdoches

I am Stanley Gresham. If you want to have a great time on a beautiful little lake that is full of largemouth bass, come spend the day with me. I will do my best to help you catch the fish of your dreams. I know we will have a great time, laugh a lot, tell a few stories, and catch a fish or two. At the end of the day, I believe you will be pleased.

Please feel free to call, text, or email me if you have any questions.

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Stanley offers both half day and full day trips and can accommodate up to 3 people per guided trip.

Stanley offers both half day and full day trips and can accommodate up to three people per guided trip.

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Check out Stanley's FAQ page for more information about commonly asked questions regarding his fishing trips.

Check out Stanley's FAQ page for more information about commonly asked questions regarding his fishing trips.


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Lake Nacogdoches

home to trophy size largemouth bass

Beautiful Lake Nacogdoches was impounded in 1976 and has a surface area of 2,212 acres at normal pool. The maximum depth of the lake is 40 feet. It is located on Loco Bayou, 10 miles west of Nacogdoches off FM 225.

The most popular game fish at Lake Nacogdoches is the largemouth bass. Numbers of bass are relatively high and an excellent fishery exists. Lake Nacogdoches is known for producing trophy-sized bass and has produced three ShareLunker entries exceeding 13 pounds.

Fall, winter, and spring months are when anglers are most successful at catching largemouth bass. Due to cooler water temperatures, fish are active for longer periods of the day and are typically found in shallow water.

Please visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife page for more information about Lake Nacogdoches.


So, I journeyed out to Nacogdoches, Texas for a long overdue visit with an old friend. He set up a fishing trip on Lake Nacogdoches with the best Fishing Guide I've ever had the pleasure of fishing with: Stanley Gresham. IMHO a guides job is to put you 'on' the fish - and he did that in spades.

We decided to go after the wily crappie and we had a blast!

We caught fish all day. Speaking for myself: I probably missed about a dozen fish (my fault) and caught about 10 that were undersize - but the keepers were great fish and we brought home 19. Through it all Mr. Gresham was helpful and kept moving us from pile to pile and putting us 'on' the fish. His boat and the supplied fishing gear was first rate - but it was his knowledge of the Lake and just the fact he was a pleasure to fish with - that made the trip such a good time.

I am certain that there will be future visits to 'Nac' and they will include another fishing trip with Stanley Gresham. I recommend you do the same - you won't be disappointed.

David E. Kazanjian

Can't say enough about this husband and wife "Team". They are true professionals and provide an all-inclusive customer service experience!

Jason Sebesta

Thank y'all so much! Can't wait til the next trip. Aiming for end of October! Can't wait to fry up a mess of those fish we caught. Y'all out there want a great time, these people treat you very good! Mrs. Kay feeds you very yummy food for lunch. I'm still full lol!'

Vicki Stone

Mr. Gresham worked his tail off for us today! The bite was slow but we found a few and had a great time! Mrs. Kay fed us good afterwards! Great folks running a jam up operation! 100% recommended!

Jeremy Jackson

Today I got to do something I've done ver few times, I took my dad fishing. We had a blast. A huge thank you goes out to Stanley Gresham and his sweet wife Kay Gresham. They go above and beyond to make sure you have the best time. Mrs. Kay is the best cook! Made great memories today! Now I'm ready for some fish tacos!

Diana Gordon

We took a group of customers for a ½ day crappie outing this morning with Stanley Gresham, and had an amazing lunch afterwards provided by Kay. I can’t express what an amazing experience these guys provided for us. The fishing was outstanding, but the way they welcomed us into their home with 5-star customer service, was like nothing I have ever seen on a guided fishing trip. Do not hesitate to book a fishing adventure with this family!

Jason Sebesta

If you haven't spent a day on the water with Mr. Stanley, followed by lunch at Mrs. Kay's table, then you are missing a huge blessing in your life! Book a day with the Greshams SOON! You will get a break from this crazy, chaotic worl and get a chance to remember what really matters....Jesus, family, and fresh air!

Misty Townsend

Stanley knows how to fish and Kay knows how to cook. Give them a call.

Bryan Seldan

We had a great time and really enjoyed the lunch. Thanks Stanley and Kay. Y'all are the best!

Ben Burns

We had a great time! If you are looking for a family friendly outing, this is it. Everything is taken care of. Great fishing and fellowship, fantastic food, and memories that last forever. Thanks again Stanley!

Kirk Greenhouse

We just wanted to thank y'all for such a great fishing trip the other day. Although the weather was cold, the hot meal was just what we needed. Catching a lot of fish didn't hurt either. Stanley, you were so full of information about fishing and the equipment. We learned so much! Thanks again.


The guys had a great fishing trip! If you are wanting to catch fish and have a great time doing so, book with Stanley Gresham!

Donna Tugwell

Spectacular as are all your fishing trips! As I've said before, you don't need a guide to fish, BUT, if you want to catch fish, go with Stanley who knows where the fish are!! As a bonus, you have a great new friend!!

Joe Penna

Had an awesome day on the water catching some quality fish with an awesome guide. When you think things couldn't get better, we were served a wonderful lunch bu his amazing wife, while our fish were being cleaned. Top notch and highly recommended.

Steve Sumrall

Five star plaus day on Lake Nacogdoches! Stanley took 3 of my grandsons and myself on a great fishing trip today and his wife Kay provided the hospitatlity. Caught a good mess of fish and had a great time. this was the fourth fishing trip my grandsons have had with Stanley as guide and we will be back. Now for the fish fry and more fun!

Michael Beard

Thank you Stanley for a great morning of bass fishing! Casey and I had a blast! Stanley is a great guide! He is very patient and helpful. Thank you Kay for the awesome lunch. Casey and I will be back.

Sue Foltyn

Father's Day fishing fun. Thanks Kay and Stanley for making our day wonderful.

Glenn Hancock

Thank you for such a wonderful day on the lake. Stanley is a fun guide. And your home cooked lunch was delicious. It was great to be able to spend the day fishing but not have to do a thing. Including cleaning our own fish at the end of the day. It was truly a relaxing time.

Jennifer Smith

I am not one to give out reviews unless I am impressed. I just wanted to say that I have never had a more hospitable guide. So many times you get stuck with a guy who just does it for a living. Stanley was different. He has a clear passion and love for fishing. He is patient, kind, helpful and full of fun stories. He took the time to discuss all of the lake and the topography. As a guy who has fished all around, I love to hear about different lake features, why you fish them and why sometimes it just doesn't work out. He is not just a guide but an educator. We caught a lot of fish, mind you, but everything else he did is what made the trip. Me and my father-in-law were so impressed! And to boot, you cannot get a finer lunch and fellowship from Kay. I wish everyone could be so blessed to spend time with these folks. 110% satisfied.

Matthew Proctor

I spent a wonderful day fishing with Stanley, today. The water was muddy after a couple of rainy days, but Stanley was able to find enough fish to make me happy. The conversation was fun, and the fish I caught were nice 'biguns'. I'll be looking forward to another trip with Stanley one of these days.

Kay Jeffrey

My amazing husband suprised me with a guided fishing trip with Stanley. Stress free; no cleaning fish, no cleaning up, no loading the boat. If anyone is looking for a geat gift idea, Stanley is a great guide.