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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April 2013 - Issue 144

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Image: Hannes Lindeque



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Find the Hidden ZOOM Lures and Win


ADVERTORIAL“MTS spinnerbaits”

As a rule they are the same, at least that was my insight on spinnerbaits before I was asked to have a

look at the M.T.S spinnerbait. – Sensational Angling Supplies



The Grant Hewitt Chronicles – “What are the odds?”

The answer is simple... on the water is where memories are made, memories I share and will continue to share forever. Grant Hewitt


SA BASS ELECTRONICS D.I.Y. – “Side imaging tips and tic-tacs”

Many say it’s a waste of time putting the side imaging on your sneaker, but I say how else are you going to check what’s in front of your boat without driving over the spot? - Allen Baker


SA BASS TACTICS – “What is the jig deal?”

How many anglers look at the jig and the exposed hook design sends snag chills up their spine? – Chris Greenland


SA BAARS TEGNIEKE“Kunsaas en die grootbek swartbaar”

Hierdie reeks van twee artikels handel oor die Suid-Afrikaanse kunsaashengelaar. Deel een handel oor die puntestelsel en deel twee oor kunsaashengel vir swartbaars. – Emile van Druten



If you are thinking of bassin’ this autumn, you’ll think about changing your tactics. – Factor X


SA BASS TACTICS – “Finessing made my season”

“I was overwhelmed with confusion. Yes, not joy, or excitement or honour, but confusion...” – Japie Botha


SA BASS CLASSROOM“Hula popper magic”

In my mind, once you have experienced the heart-stopping adrenalin rush of surface lure action, nothing quite gets to it. – Vincent de Boer



The subject of etiquette is no new debate and will always rise to the surface in any circle of banter or chatter, but have you ever incorporated etiquette into your own tournament strategy? - Grant Hewitt


SA BASS LURE DESIGN 101“A lure is a lure, swimbaits” - Part 6

To call the swimbait a newcomer is not quite correct. Swimbaits first caught the public’s attention in the clear water reservoirs of Southern California in the late 90’s. - Dewald Viljoen


SA BASS ELECTRONICS – “Customizing your waypoints, routes and tracks”

Many competitive and recreational anglers have a ton of waypoints on their fish finders and after some time have no clue what certain waypoints represent. - Muhammed Patel


SA BAARS TAKTIEK“Die doen-niks wurm”

Nou wat op die aarde is ʼn “do- nothing worm” of sommer in goeie Afrikaans ʼn “doen-niks

wurm”? En wat het die Carolina strop en die plastiese wurm dan in gemeen? – Philip Kemp


SA BASS FINANSIES“Is jy seker jy het ongeskiktheidsdekking?”

Die enkele onderwerp wat seker tot die meeste kontroversie in die versekeringsbedryf lei is ongeskiktheidseise. – Gerrit du Toit


SA BASS BOATING“Pimping your tube”

Now that you have your kick boat and you went out a few times fishing, you start realizing that you just don’t have enough space on your kick boat for all your rods and tackle. – Hugo vd Walt



Passion makes no border - Florida trip 2013 >> Zimbabwean Champion of champion’s tournament >> Bassin’in Namibia



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