12 Tips for Better Tackle Care

One of the biggest problems facing bass anglers is equipment let downs and failures. We tend to get so caught up in the day-to-day...

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5 Surefire Dirty Water Strategies

Some times we are faced with conditions that we do not like, conditions we cannot call, but

what will make the difference on how...

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Adapt your Seasonal Patterns

As you probably know seasonal patterns are the basic combinations of water depths, locations and feeding...

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Bassing in Winter

We cannot of course write anything about this winter (yet), but by the looks of things it’ll be much the same as the winter of last year...

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Beat the Heat

Often we think that Summer Bass are as difficult to catch as winter fish and at times this can be the case but not because Bass don’t...

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Blue Kurper

The Mozambique Tilapia, commonly referred to as the Blue Kurper or just the “Blue”, is one of South Africa's most common inland...

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Bluegill Sunfish

The Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) is a freshwater fish specie sometimes referred to by Americans as “bream”. It is a member of...

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Canary Kurper

The Canary Kurper, commonly referred to as the “Kerriebek” among artlure anglers, is a species that bass will eat not only because of...

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Contouring for Bass Pt.1

First of all I would like to make it very clear that you do not have to have a R500 000 boat with R100 000 worth of electronics to...

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Contouring for Bass Pt.2

There will come a time when you are going to want more detail and accuracy from your maps. Unlike the Great Lakes of the United States...

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Issue 135

 

ON THE COVER:

“Summer Pattern”

IMAGE: Andrew Court

 

TIP OF THE MONTH

OUTDOOR MARINE’s Towing tip >> HONDA’s Boating tip

 

FEATURES & ARTICLES

When good trips go bad! >> Deep diving jerkbaits for winter >> Deep offshore cranking >> Winter bass fishing – be prepared >> Scale down tactics >> Bibberweerbaars vir beginners >> Installing your fish finder correctly >> De-gas ‘n Bass >> Not just your favourite lure >> Boat cover basics >>

 

DAY ON THE LAKE with ... Preston Dale

 

SA BASS D.I.Y.

How to service your Shimano baitcaster reel – Part 2

 

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

My Cast >> Subscribe & Win >> Gear Up >> Readers-go-Bassing >> Angling Industry News

 

TOURNAMENT REPORTS

Cast-for-Cash tournament reports >> SABAA news

 

INTERNATIONAL

Bassin’ in Japan >> Bassin’ in Namibia >> Introducing Mark A. Billbrey

LIFESTYLE

Boating & Birding >> Hoe belangrik is jou oë vir jou?

 

DESTINATION

Rain Farm Game & Lodge

 

ANGLING INDUSTRY NEWS

Inland mapping now available for Lowrance units

 

COMPETITIONS

Rapala’s readers competition >> Kingfisher guess the bass’ mass >> e-mail reader’s competition >> e-mail destination competition >> Goya’s readers competition >> Club Marine Insurance

 

MONTHLY GIVE AWAYS

Get free gifts when a buddy subscribes >> Win with grip hooks