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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 February 2013 - Issue 142

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The Grant Hewitt Chronicles

Unfortunately, mishaps, equipment failure and plain old bad luck frequent our fishing experiences more often than we would like. - Grant Hewitt


SA BASS TACTICS – “Clanwilliam – a dam for all seasons”

Clanwilliam Dam is a very special place, undoubtedly the pride and joy of all Western Cape Bass Anglers - Rowan Timmer


SA BASS TACTICS – Finding Cover that holds bass”

Everywhere we looked there were trees and bass love trees, so our strategy was simple, fish every tree and catch big bass. – Rudi Dreyer


LURE DESIGN 101 - “A lure is a lure, even when it’s a jig!” - Part 4

This month we discuss one off the most effective and least understood lures around when he talks about jigs! - Dewald Viljoen 


SA BASS TACTICS“Finesse fishing”

If there is truly a misunderstood bass tactic then finesse fishing is it. It is one of the older bass fishing techniques and is still one of the better techniques around. - Jamie Rout


SA BASS STRATEGY - “Fishing lay-downs”

Lay-down trees are fantastic fish magnets. One of my favourite structures to fish bass must certainly be shallow heavy cover and fallen trees. – Factor-X


SA BASS ACADEMY “Tournament Fishing - Part 2”

Gordon Brown shares his experience as a veteran tournament angler with those who would like to become tournament bass anglers themselves.


SA BASS ELECTRONICS - “Settings and Setup”- Part 3

Muhammed Patel continues with his series of articles on fish finder.


SA BASS ACADEMY – “Topwater action”

A topwater bite is “heart stopping”. The sudden explosion of a bass busting a topwater lure is an adrenaline rush you will see and hear – Bennie Wiese


SA BASS FINANSIES – “Uitstel kos geld”

Gaan u ten spyte van ‘n liggaam wat roep om kalmte en rustigheid moontlik eendag geforseer word om aan en aan te hou bly werk, óf gaan u omdat u kan en wil, uself besig hou met iets wat vir u meer aangenaam en ontspannend is? - Gerrit du Toit


SA BASS TACTICS – “Wading for shallow bass” 

During the cold winter, it is difficult to venture down to your favourite bass haunt – Paul Cochrane



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


SA BASS HENGEL – “Viskoors”

Ons het reeds die vorige aand alles deurgegaan, of so dink ons, en nou wag daar ‘n heerlike dag van baarshengel op ons. - Philip Kemp



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