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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October 2013 - Issue 150

 

ON SALE from 23 September 2013

Available at tackle shops, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, C.N.A., Exclusive Books and Builders Warehouse

 

ON THE COVER

“Lunker”

Image: Morné Human

 

DESTINATION – “Zebra Country Lodge, Dinokeng, Pretoria”

 

FEATURES

THE GRANT HEWITT CHRONICLES - “Experiment, experiment, 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 KLASKAMER – “Baarshengel in die Laeveld”

Wat het piesangs, lemoene, suikerriet en groot baars nou eintlik in gemeen? Philip Kemp

 

SA BASS BOATING – “Buying a small boat – Part 2”

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 BAARS FINANSIES – Die waarde van ‘n koop- en verkoops ooreenkoms”

Het u al gehoor van goeie, mooi en eerbaar bedoelde vennootskappe wat in totale chaos van onmin, haat, twis en oor en weer beskuldigings eindig? – Gerrit du Toit

 

SA BASS TOURNAMENT STRATEGIES – “Where do you start your tournament day?”

Good question… Where do you start? This is undoubtedly the question that we pay the most attention to ...  - Grant Hewitt

 

SA BASS ACADEMY – “Size and colour – one man’s view

Lure selection on foreign waters is actually a very complex issue when broken down into its individual pieces. – Dewald Viljoen

 

SA BASS TACTICS – Migration routes expanded”- Part 2

Hear the word “migration” and most people think of one thing – spawning season − which is happening now!– Gordon Brown

 

SA BASS ACADEMY – “Post spawn strategy

The post spawn, early summer period can be a very intimidating part of the bass fishing calendar. Here are some basics I use to put some fish in the boat.– Rudi Dreyer

 

SA BASS LODGE BASSING

Phokoje Bush Lodge is a great place in Selebi Phikwe to get your head down for the evening after a long day on Letsibogo dam.– Chris Greenland

 

SA BASS CLASSROOM

Fishing should not be confined to father and son but should be between a parent and child. The most treasured gift I can give a child is... – Bennie Wiese

 

SA BASS D.I.Y.  – “These are few of my favourite things...”

The difference between a good outing and a bad one sometimes has nothing to do with catching fish. – Dic van Dyk

 

INTERNATIONAL

Spring sight fishing for bass >> China’s Bass Fishing New Frontier  >> Bassin’ in Namibia

 

SA BASS PRODUCT REVIEW“Grip hooks by Scientific fly”

 

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

My Cast >> Subscribe & Win >> Gear Up >> Cast-for-Cash Tournament Results >> Boating & Birding >> Readers-Go-Bassing  

 

SA BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS

 KZN Bass Trail >> Sterling Plastics Loskop Bass Bonanza

 

SABAA NEWS 

Icy start to Southern junior first divisional >> Quantum Junior Elite Series – Vaal River >> ‘n Droom word waar

 

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