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I wanted to thank you for a great day. Troy and I enjoyed it and learned a lot. I also want to thank your wife for a great meal.

John Bontrager

10/10 recommend you take a trip with Stanley even if your a Nacogdoches resident and fish! They go above and beyond to make the day PERFECT, and you do NOT leave hungry.

Tyler Ralson

We had lots of fun. Thank you for a 5 star fishing experience. And a 5 star lunch. We will definitely be back!!!

Amanda Beard

Had a great time fishing with Mr. Gresham. I would recommend if your in his area to book a trip he is on top of his game on lake Nacogdoches. And his wife had a outstanding lunch for us! Take a kid take a friend!

Keven Hatcher

Stanley showed us all a great time fishing. There was great conversation and lunch was fantastic. Call him and set up a great fishing trip. He will put you on fish.

Mark Havard

Thanks again Stanley for a great day on the lake. really appreciated everything! Please tell Mrs. Kay lunch was super great as always! Look forward to the next trip!


It was for sure the best! We recommend Mr. Stanley Gresham for all of your guided fishing trips as well as family tubing fun on Lake Nacogdoches. We had a blast! His wife Kay Gresham was a very gracious hostess. She provided an awesome lunch for us hungry fishermen! Definitely a FIVE STAR review.

Tammy McCaa

Such a great way to spend the day! Stanley and Kay are so nice and treat ya like family.

Vicki Stone

So much fun! What a beautiful afternoon catching some crappie! Oh and a bass too! Always a good time and a good catch with Stanley Gresham and his wife Kay!

Stacey Stricklin

Great operation, great food and even greater people. 10/10 recommend spending a day with the Gresham Guiding Service!

Ty Halliday

Thanks again Stanley for a great time today. Tell Ms Kay thanks again for a super lunch. Y’all are great hosts.

Irv Atkinson

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

We had the best time and enjoyed catching all of those fish! Our hosts were the best and made new friends!

Teresa Johnson

Had another great day of fishing with Lake Nacogdoches Guide - Stanley Gresham and good friend Mike Weers! Crappie, Perch, and Channel Cats. Ended it all with an awesome lunch made by Stanley's wife Kay who makes these amazing tiny chocolate chip cookies!

Leta Durrett

Very enjoyable trip. Highly recommend Stanley with Lake Nacogdoches Guide. Tight lines.

Richard Gray

What a day! This tour is fantastic, and Stanley was super knowledgable and helped us really enjoy our time catching 22 fish. Kay and Stanley are wonderful hosts. Highly recommend and will definitely visit again.

Kelsy & Joey Parks

For my husband’s birthday this year nothing sounded good and knowing he got everything he could have ever possibly wanted when he married me it was tough to come up with a gift idea. Especially since it’s not just his birthday but our wedding anniversary and the anniversary of the day he adopted my daughter. He really enjoys fishing and being on the water but doesn’t get to go very often because of his work schedule. When I saw Mr. Gresham tag someone I know on Facebook because they had been fishing with him and brought home a mess of fish, I knew that’s what I was going to do for our Goff day this year. Mr. and Mrs. Gresham were both so accommodating and opened their home and boat to us. Mr. Gresham is so funny and made fishing fun. The weather turned out absolutely perfect, not as hot as we all expected late in July. Jake smiled and laughed a lot. We caught all but 5 fish from our 75 fish limit. Mrs. Gresham had a spread laid out for us when we came in off the water. Everything was so delicious. Mr. Gresham cleaned all of our fish and delivered them later that afternoon to us bagged and labeled. We had such a great experience and plan on going back.

Maegan Goff

Today my sister and I had an awesome crappie fishing experience with Stanley Gresham - Lake Nacogdoches Fishing Guide - that made up for our past TWO pitiful trips on another lake in East Texas! Stanley instructed us, guided us, and graciously extended his humorous hospitality all morning while we caught huge crappie and even a bass and a catfish! He extended the patience of Job and we are ready to book another trip with him soon! His wonderful wife Kay provided a scrumptious lunch with her homemade goodies and local produce! We truly feel we have made new friends for life! Thank you Stanley and Kay and we hope to see you soon!!

Leta and Beth Durrett

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

Just wanted to let you and your wife know we really enjoyed the fishing trip and the very good lunch. You certainly know the lake and put us in good spots to catch fish. You and your wife made it a most enjoyable time!

Tim Beever

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

We will be back! Payton can't quit talking about what a fun day he had out on the water with you and the knowledge you shared. Thank you and Kay for a great trip!'

Cindy McKenzie Land

Thank you so much for taking out our boys! They loved it and can't wait to comeback! Kay, thanks for letting us all hang out with you while they fished.

Torrie Scates Faavale

They had the best boys day! Thanks for taking them. This day made their entire year!

Tiffany Dover-Gonzalez

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

Glenn Hancock

Had a great time with my 2 oldest sons. Stanley and his wife Kay were the greatest. I've been on several hunting and fishing trips with guides but Stanley and Kay are the best ever.

Ben Burns

Chicken and Dumplings afterwards were great! Looking forward to some pan seared crappie.

Zack Burns

My boys had an awesome fishing experience with an outstanding fishing guide. They love Stanley! They can't wait for the next trip.

Amanda Beard

Stan, thanks for the awesome day of fishing on Lake Nacogdoches. I’ve been on several guided fishing trips and none of them even come close to comparing with Stan. He truly loves fishing which makes all the difference in your trip. Well Kay’s mini chocolate chip cookies and great hospitality don’t hurt either. Thank you Stan and Kay for two great memorable days hope to see y’all soon.

Randall Gresham

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

First, thank you Stanley (and your wife!!) for a great weekend! Our group had a blast this past weekend. We really appreciated the time Stanley took to show and teach us a few things...not to mention, get us on some fish. And probably most unexpected (and absolutely fantastic) was the great lunch Stanley's wife prepared for us. Was great to spend a few minutes lakeside at their house, enjoy a great lunch and some great hospitality too. We will most definitely be returning for more great fishing trips on Lake Nac - highly recommend you book your trip with Stanley!!!

Brian Weaver

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

Hey guys and girls just wanted to let you know about my fishing trip with Stan on January 26, 2021. We started at daylight and fished until sunset. Best day of fishing I have ever experienced. Stan put me on fish right away and they bit all day long. From 2 lbs to 10.86 lbs for me and Stan even pulled in a 8.42 lbs. Can’t wait to go again. If you don’t believe me look on Stan's hall of fame pics and you will see. Stanley, I am grateful, thanks for the trip of a lifetime. Never have I caught so many fish and had the 10 lb kicker to go with it. Call and book your trip now.

James Lloyd

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.

Shelby Dupree

Thank you! My boys had a great time. You wore them out and they made great memories.

Mandy Brooks

Thank you Stanley. My boys had a great time.

Amanda Beard

What a fantastic day of crappie fishing with Stanley! Totally exceeded our expectations, highly recommended. His wife Kay fixed us a great lunch which was unexpected, and we took home lots of fish! The Gresham's worked very hard to make sure we had a great time, which we most certainly did. Thank you very much Stanley and Kay, hope to see you early next year!

Steve and Lisa McHan

Marcus and I had a blast today. Thank you again for a great time.

Stephen Jacoby

Thank you SO much for the great day of fishing Stanley. Really enjoyed the company and the fishing

Scott Moore

My son and I went on a guided trip with Stanley last week. We had a very enjoyable time catching bass and listening to Stanley's stories. I guarantee Stanley will try his hardest to put you where the fish are. He has fished lake Nacogdoches for many years and knows every creek channel, hump, brush pile and "honey hole" on the lake. Give him a try. You will not be disappointed! You might even get some of Kay's (his wife) world famous miniature chocolate chip cookies!!

Kerry Suttles

Awesome! That’s how I would describe my day on Lake Nacogdoches with Stanley Gresham. Stanley worked hard all day long to keep me on fish and show me different techniques. Stanley loves to fish and shares his knowledge acquired from many years of tournament fishing with anglers lucky enough to book a trip. I’ll definitely be back. Thanks Stanley.

Dan Lade

Stanley Gresham has great knowledge of Lake Nacogdoches, was excellent in some of recommendations he made to me on how to fish this lake. Would highly recommend him as a guide, he really knows lake and conditions. Good Guy!

Phil Kneebone

Great job Stanley! I have fished with lots of guides over the years and have never had a harder working or more knowledgeable guide than Stanley. I brought my college bound grandson for two days on Nac, he had a great time and learned a new method of fishing that he caught most of his fish on. Spring fishing can be tough when you get the weather against you but we had to stay with my grandsons schedule or not fish. Stanley adjusted to that and made a successful trip for us. Stanley is a good Christian man with a great work ethic who knows all the holes and stumps on the lake and will put you were the fish are safely.

Joe Parker

Mr. Gresham, Thank you as well for putting up with us and certainly a hearty thank you for your stories (and your wife's cookies). Scott and I both had a blast, and that was not because of the 80mph wind. Great fishing for a while, but my brother and I are both experienced enough to know sometimes the weather can jump up and get you.

Thanks again, and you will be hearing from us in the near future.

Stephen (and Scott) Plumb

With all the craziness that comes with work and the family I rarely have time to grab a rod and catch fish. Over the weekend was an exception, and the fishing was exceptional too! I fished with Stanley Gresham, he’s a guide on Lake Nacogdoches. We crushed them, and I landed my personal best 9lb!!

Super nice guy, and the most accommodating knowledgeable guide I’ve ever used.

John Guzejka

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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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