What To Expect
Here at Your Bass Guy, we aim to be the one and only source you need for bass fishing. We provide you with the best reviews on the best equipment, as well as tips, tricks, and techniques so you can catch more bass and have more fun doing it! It doesn’t matter if you’re getting your line wet for the first time or if you’ve been reeling in largemouths for decades, we want to help all anglers improve their fishing game.
That being said, we do focus a lot on the novice, so if you’ve got a few Bassmaster trophies on the shelf, maybe stick more to our product reviews instead of our beginner guides, where we strive to turn amateurs into professionals.
What Not To Expect
We’re not here to sell you anything. 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.
How We Work
We never get free products from companies and everything we recommended 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.
Then, if it’s as good as we hoped, we share it with you.
Basically, if you see us recommending a product here at Your Bass Guy, then it’s something we would recommend to our family and friends.
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.
Coty Perry – Managing Editor
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
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.
Molly Carter – Contributing Author
Molly Carter couldn’t tell you the first time she went fishing, she only remembers spending summers on the creek with lines in the water. Her love of the outdoors grew as she did and eventually turned into her career, writing about fishing, hunting, and survival.
Virgil Renfroe – Our muse
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.