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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November 2013 - Issue 151


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SA BASS TOURNAMENT STRATEGIES – “Basic boat positioning”

We tend to barge up on a spot and just start casting madly until we get a bite, and if we don’t....  - Grant Hewitt


SA BASS BOATING – “Buying a small boat – Part 3”

In this series, we will be talking about small boats − how to choose the right small boat for you, how to build your own live well, how to modify your boat and how to be competitive from your small boat.-  Hugo van der Walt


SA BASS ELECTRONICS – “How do you use your fish finder?”

Depending on your budget, you will have to make a careful decision when purchasing the correct equipment. - Muhammed Patel


SA BASS CLASSROOM – “Bassin’ in early summer”

It’s hotting up! Balaclavas and gloves are going into storage! Early summer is here and the bass are hungry! – John Bulpitt


SA BAARS FINANSIES – Die verskil tussen sedeer en begunstig”

Die versekeringsbedryf verleen hom daartoe dat mense hulle soms graag uitspreek oor dinge wat hulle soms nie heeltemal verstaan nie of waarvan hulle elders “gehoor” het. - Gerrit du Toit


SA BASS CLASSROOM – “Fishing in the rain”

One of the best investments you can make as a bass angler is to get yourself a high quality waterproof rain suit. – Bennie Wiese


THE GRANT HEWITT CHRONICLES - “It pays to experiment”

If we only used baits and techniques available to every angler through the obvious channels of supply, then surely we would only be as successful as every other angler? But, ...  - Grant Hewitt


SA BASS INTERVIEW“Japie Botha - 2013 Wrangler Angler”

After three days of hard angling and battling from the back, one of the most respected anglers in the country, Japie Botha “The Gentlemen”, was crown The Wrangler Angler for SABAA 2013 and will compete in the.... – Bennie Wiese


SA BASS ACADEMY –“Little lessons for the land of giants”

And so it came about that I too made the great trek to a dirty little dam deep in the Botswana bush – Letsibogo, Jurassic Lake or The Land of Giants. My trip started out with dreams of new PB's and broken rods but it ended with an eye opener as to what can be done in bass fishing when one is really determined to go fishing! – Dewald Viljoen


SA BASS D.I.Y.“Livewells”

A well-insulated cooler box is essential. This prevents the temperature from rising too high too quickly, especially on those hot summer days! -John Bulpitt


SA BASS KLASKAMER – “Oor paddas en prinse”

Die meeste van ons het al met paddas gehengel en ek is seker dat ʼn menigte van ons baarshengelaars hulle weer net so vinnig weggepak het as die baars nie in die ase belang gestel het nie. Laat-lente/vroegsomer is egter ʼn goeie tyd om die paddas uit te haal.Philip Kemp


SA BASS TACTICS“Techniques for post-spawn”

We are now over the “spawn season” with its hype, great fishing and your personal best being broken. I must say that I have had a great start to the season. – Gordon Brown



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