About Us

Mission Statement

Your Bass Guy is here to make fishing more accessible.

When you walk into a pro shop and see everyone looking at gear as if they’ve been doing this every day for 20 years, it’s intimidating. It’s hard to go up and ask someone for a recommendation or advice. We want to take away this fear and intimidation and help people get into the sport.

How we work

Everything we recommend comes with an unbiased opinion. We don’t charge for reviews or do sponsored content. Instead, we research the options. See what others are saying. And make our purchasing decision from our years of fishing experience.

Then, if it’s as good as we hoped, we share it with you.

Why you should trust us

Basically, if you see us recommending a product here at Your Bass Guy, then it’s something we would personally use while fishing. If we don’t believe the product will improve your chances of catching a fish then we won’t recommend it.

Yes, we are real people who enjoy fishing as much as the next person! We aim for our articles to be concise yet informative. Every article draws on a part of the fishing knowledge we have accumulated over the years. We want to pass that knowledge onto you as accurately and efficiently as possible.

We do sometimes include affiliate links. If you follow one of these links and end up making a purchase, your price doesn’t change, but we get a small percentage of what you spend. So it doesn’t make a difference to you but helps us keep the lights on, so to speak. And save up for that new St. Croix rod we’ve got our eyes on.

How we don’t work

B.S.

We’re not going to lie or tell you something we don’t believe is true. Everything on this blog has been recommended or proposed because it’s worked for others and we hope it will work for you, too.

Editorial Guidelines

We are plainspoken. We understand the world our readers are living in (especially those beginners.) All the different rods, reels, lures, etc can be confusing and we want to be as simplistic and straightforward as possible. If jargon or complex terminology is used, we break it down for our readers so it’s simplistic and easy to understand.

We are genuine. We’re a website built by anglers for anglers. We’re your friends and family. We’re not some big website that’s “too good” for anyone. We’re simply humble and passionate anglers who want to share our message with others. While we may have been on the water for years, we know that we’re not the best and are always open to feedback + contrary thoughts.

We are translators. Only experts can make what’s difficult look easy, and it’s our job to demystify all the jargon and lingo that’s in the fishing world and help people find what’s best for them.

The Team

Coty Perry – Lead Editor

Bass fishing specialist Coty Perry smiling next to a creek

For Coty, he didn’t love bass fishing at first cast. It took a few (thousand) for him to become obsessed with mastering every possible fishing style, technique, and lure. As a third-generation angler, Coty has a lot of knowledge and experience on the water and he loves sharing what he knows. When he’s not fishing you can likely find him playing soccer with his kids or figuring out how to get them to listen to him.

Wesley Littlefield – Contributing Author

bass fishing expert Wesley Littlefield smiling with his daughter holding two bass fish

Wesley Littlefield lives in Northeast Oklahoma where he has spent the majority of his life in pursuit of the outdoors. Growing up he was introduced to several different styles of fishing by his dad. In college he joined the bass fishing team where he learned competitive fishing is not for him. However, he discovered how much he simply loved being on the water. He has followed in his fathers’ footsteps, introducing his wife and daughter to the incredible adventures the great outdoors offers!

Brent Frazee – Email Content Creator

Brent Frazee is a grumpy old man who loves to fish and to write about it. He was the outdoors editor of The Kansas City Star for 36 years before retiring in 2016. His street cred: He has won more than 60 national and regional awards for his writing and photography including the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He has fished from Wisconsin to Florida to New York and beyond, but he is still partial to his home waters, the Missouri Ozarks. He lives on a lake in Parkville, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, with his wife Jana and his two Labs.

Dave Ferguson – Contributing Author

Dave grew up bass fishing all the time in southern Virginia until the pursuit of a fisheries science degree relocated him to Virginia Tech for four years. While studying in the New River Valley of Virginia, he discovered smallmouth bass fishing which amplified his addiction to catching bass all the time. He now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and two daughters where he continues to fish from both kayaks and boats in amateur bass tournaments year-round. Dave is a self-diagnosed tackle junkie and is always trying to discover new ways to catch bass. 

Virgil Renfroe – Our muse

Bass Fishing expert Virgil Renfroe smiling and holding a coffee cup

Virgil Renfroe is the muse behind our blog here at Your Bass Guy. Virgil fell in love with bass fishing as a boy in Red Bay, Alabama, and, as an adult living in Springfield, Missouri, he taught his three children and 7 grandchildren all he knew about bass fishing on the shores of Bull Shoals. He is also the grandfather of our founder. Your Bass Guy is dedicated to Virgil and it is our hope that it spreads the love he had for bass fishing to others, so they can find as much joy in it as he did.