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 Fishing Club
Winning two national championships in the past 10 years, the SFA Bass Fishing club is a great way to spend time and compete with other anglers.
Our members participate in several fishing circuits at the collegiate level, including Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS), Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and BoatU.S. tournaments.
No boat required! 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.
Public hunting lands
Here are just a few of the convenient locations within driving distance of campus.
Alazan Bayou WMA Blount Tract Unit #747E
Alazan Bayou WMA Old River Tract Unit #747W (accessible by boat only from the Angelina River)