Fishing & Hunting
Let us lure you outdoors
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll find a huge variety of fishing and hunting spots right here in the East Texas Piney Woods.
With 31 fishing lakes, some within 30 minutes of the SFA campus, anglers have a different option for every day of the month! You’ll find a variety of fish in the lakes surrounding Nacogdoches, but the area is especially well known for white bass, black bass and catfish.
And if you’re a hunter, you’re in the perfect place. The Piney Woods offers exceptional hunting, from white-tailed deer to birds and small game – even feral hogs. You’ll find a number of guided hunting services and outfitters in the area, too.
Nearby fishing spots
Nacogdoches and the surrounding area are packed with recreational fishing sites, from the many freshwater lakes to scenic rivers, reservoirs and creeks. Here are just a few of your many nearby options.
SFA Bass Club
Would you like some company while you fish? Want to put your skills to the test? Our Bass club is a great way to spend time with other anglers and compete with a winning organization. The SFA Bass Club has won two national championships in the past 10 years.
How much are dues?
Our dues vary by semester, but they’re usually $40.
When is practice?
All club members practice on their own; we don’t have dedicated club practices.
Do I need to own my own boat?
While it would be helpful, having your own boat is not a requirement. If you don’t own one, the club will pair you up with another member who does.
For information about joining, visit the Sport Club page.
Set your sights on Piney Woods hunting
When you’re in the Piney Woods, you have a vast selection of game to choose from and plenty of public hunting lands. East Texas is known for its many white-tailed deer, but you’ll also find waterfowl, doves, partridges, rabbits and hares, squirrels, bullfrogs, hogs and migratory game birds.