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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March 2013 - Issue 143


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The Grant Hewitt Chronicles – “Boats, boats or no boats!”

We had found good fish in practice, utilizing a pattern that would undoubtedly pay off. The scenario suited me and I was more than optimistic at the thought of a strong finish. – Grant Hewitt


SA BASS BOATING – “The float tube”

The competitive side of float tubing for bass is growing in the US. The Sonoma County Belly Boat Bass Club was the first of its kind and is by far the largest in the world. – Paul Pereira & Brent Webber


SA BASS STRATEGY – “Focus On Autumn Bassin”

Autumn is sometimes called “the in-between season” because the bass can’t make up their minds whether to go shallow or stay deep. - Gordon Brown


SA BAARS TEGNIEKE  – “Daars ‘n wind wat waai”

“East is least, but west is best...!” So het ‘n ou bekende hengel legende altyd vir my gesê as die wind opsteek en ek gewoonlik nie geweet het watter kant toe nie. - Philip Kemp


SA BASS CLASSROOM – “Weather and bass”

Weather has a significant influence on bass angling, not only for us anglers, but also for our favourite friend, Mr Bass. – Craig Wiseman


LURE DESIGN 101 - “A lure is a lure, even with blades and wires” - Part 5

This month we are discussing a very popular family of lures, namely blade baits. - Dewald Viljoen 


SA BASS STRATEGIES – “Autumn bass made easy!

Autumn on the lake is an awesome time to take advantage of fish that are inherently in the mood to feed. Temperatures are somewhat milder, days slightly shorter and water levels are generally where they should be after the wet summer months. – Grant Hewitt


SA BAARS TEGNIEK – “Visvang tegnieke in gras”

Suid-Afrika is bekend vir sy goeie somerreënval. Voller damme oorspoel nuwe gras wat aan die oewers groei en die gras is ‘n belangrike habitat vir ons Suid-Afrikaanse aasvissies. – Gerhard Nortjé



SA BASS ELECTRONICS - “Settings and Setup”- Part 5

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



For the past five years, jig fishing has dominated the American circuits in almost every event. – Deoran Wessels


SA BASS FINANSIES – “Struikelblokke op die pad van spaar”

Indien ons presies kon weet wanneer krissise ons pad langs sou kom, sou ons verseker daarop kon voorberei en gereed wees. - Gerrit du Toit



“The ‘Bass’ of the Midi-Pyrenees”- Bertand Ngim  


SA BASS CONSERVATION – “Mkhombo Fishing Academy”

I’ve been a bass angler for many years and have seen venues deteriorating with the latest venue being Mkhombo Dam. – Eric Gander


SA BASS DESTINATION“Mokolo – take 2”

We had a second opportunity to explore Mokolo and this time we decided to give the camping a skip and try out the local lodges. – Jo Dreyer



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