Anglers.com 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 Anglers.com, 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
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.
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.
Coty Perry – Chief Marketing Officer
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.
You can read all of Coty’s writing by visiting his author page.
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!
You can read all of Wes’s writing by visiting his author page.
Brent Frazee – Contributing Author
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.
You can read all of Brent’s writing by visiting his author page.
Madison Kopta – Contributing Author
Madison Kopta is a passionate and adventurous writer, foster mom and Bigfoot enthusiast from Redding, California.
She has an immense love for the outdoors and enjoys being in Northern California’s untamed wilderness with her four kids.
Kristin Hitchcock – Contributing Author
Kristin was introduced to fishing at a very young age by her grandfather. She remembers going out on his little red fishing boat when she was only five. At that age, fishing seemed a little bit like magic.
She fell in love with fishing and now takes her own daughter out on the lake to catch spotted bass and catfish.
She still fishes with your grandfather, who is now pushing 75. She’s a big believer in getting out in nature and tries to get on the lake weekly – even when the weather isn’t the greatest.
Her motto is “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”. Fishing is a family affair, especially when Kristin fishes with her grandfather, father, and daughter on a Saturday afternoon.
Kristin is also involved in conservation, especially as predatory, invasive species begin to invade some of her local fishing spots. She’s also very tech-oriented, especially as the daughter of an Engineer.
She spends many evenings researching the newest fishing gear and probably spends way too much money on the next big pole or fish finder.
While her grandfather originally fished without all the latest gear, Kristin has rigged a fish finder into the boat and is always attempting to teach her grandfather how to use it.
She currently lives in Cookeville, Tennessee – a short drive away from Center Hill Lake, where she does most of her fishing. She has a daughter and a son, though the littlest is far too young to hit the water.
She loves educating new anglers, especially those who don’t have the family to teach them. While fishing was originally passed on from generation to generation, that isn’t how most new anglers learn today.
She’s passionate about passing on her knowledge so that everyone can enjoy this relaxing (or not-so-relaxing) outdoor activity.
You can read all of Kristin’s writing by visiting her author page.
Thomas Godwin – Contributing Author
Thomas Godwin grew up with the Gulf of Mexico in his backyard, learning to rope sharks over the sandbars along Johnson’s Beach, catching sand fleas, and fishing for Pompano.
When his family moved from Pensacola to Marathon, he learned an altogether different kind of fishing, with a spear gun and a snorkel.
Decades later, he still fishes those same shorelines, only with his wife, three children, and a loyal pair of Doberman Pinschers.
When he’s not gigging for flounder in the bay or sport fishing for jack Crevalle, he’s ten miles up Blackwater River, tinkering with a fish finder.
You’ll find Thomas’ other outdoor, hunting, fishing, and camping articles on Outdoor World Reviews and Extreme Nomads.
Keith Lusher – Contributing Author
Keith Lusher lives on Covington, Louisiana and was born and raised in South Louisiana. Keith had his own pirogue, knew how to throw a cast net, and could cut fishing line with his teeth by age 8.
He is now an avid angler that fishes both freshwater and saltwater species in Louisiana.
His experience in the world of fishing and ability to translate it into a story has led him to win numerous awards for his journalism and photography.
Keith owns and operates NorthshoreFishingReport.com and writes a weekly outdoor column for the Slidell Independent Newspaper.
He also writes for the St.Tammany Parish Tourism Commission’s Louisiana Northshore.com and Louisiana Northshore Explore Magazine.
He also writes for numerous publications both online and in print including Louisiana Sportsman Magazine, CrappieNow.com, and OutdoorHub.com.
He is the former host of The Northshore Fishing Report Radio Show and is on the board of the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association.
Virgil Renfroe – Our muse
Virgil Renfroe is the muse behind our blog here at Anglers.com.
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.
Anglers.com 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.