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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August 2013 - Issue 148


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The Grant Hewitt Chronicles – “Keep it old school”

It was just another day at Albert Falls, just another glorious day on the water. The gentle lapping of water on the boat and the refreshing breeze removed any doubt as to the success of the day ahead. –Grant Hewitt


SA BASS CLASSROOM – “Top ten lures for small mouth bass”

For everyone, the choice the brand and bass lure will be different when fishing for smallmouth bass.  However, as there are only a few ... – John Bulpitt


SA BASS ACADEMY – “Winter bassing and receding water levels”

In the colder winter months, when water levels fluctuate and start to drop drastically, fishing conditions are far from favourable and the bass seem to disappear altogether. – Shahid Ebrahim


SA BASS ELECTRONICS – “Locating bass”

Fluctuating weather patterns and water temperatures can become a real pain when trying to locate fish. Timing is vital too. - Muhammed Patel


SA BASS TOURNAMENT STRATEGIES – “Surviving the starting chaos...”

The easiest way to stay out of the starting chaos on tournament morning is not to fish the tournament! But let’s face it, the reason you ... – Grant Hewitt


SA BASS LEERSKOOL – “Baars en hulle habitat”

Waar soek ‘n hengelaar nou eintlik na baars in ‘n dam of rivier wat nie aan die hengelaar bekend is nie? Die meeste van ons kom gereeld in aanraking met waters wat vir ons heeltemal onbekend is.– Philip Kemp


SA BASS UNIVERSITY – “Tips on tournament fishing”

You are on your way home from the local club in-house tournament or divisional where you did not do well and you think back to what went wrong. – Bennie Wiese



In the last couple of issues, we have read about float tubes and pontoons, so the next step one would think would be boats. Not true - there is space for kayaks. - Rui Calsada


SA BASS ACADEMY – “How bass use cover”

We all target cover to find bass. We spend many hours trying to find that magic cover that will keep on producing and it does exist. But one thing has puzzled me ... – Rudi Dreyer



How can I get my limit as quickly as possible? What do I use to pack in the lunkers? What do I use when I am really struggling? – Deoran Wessels


SA BASS ACADEMY – “Winter bass fishing”

I came off a dismal session on the Vaal River with freezing weather and ‘lock jawed’ fish being the order of the trip. – Nicolas Milligan


SA BAARS FINANSIES – “Aftrede – wat is my opsies”

Daar is verseker min dinge in die lewe waarna mense met soveel passie uitsien, as na hulle aftrede. Hierdie “droom” raak egter ‘n nagmerrie in baie mense se gevalle as ... – Gerrit du Toit



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