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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September 2013 - Issue 149

 

ON SALE from 19 August 2013

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

 

ON THE COVER

“Jumper”

Image: Ranger Boats

 

DESTINATION

Ntibane Bushveld Hideaway

 

FEATURES

The Grant Hewitt Chronicles – “The power of one rod”

A recent interclub event at Inanda dam had me excited about focusing on some serious bass catching, heightened with a slight, yet definite competitive appeal. –Grant Hewitt

 

SA BASS TOURNAMENT STRATEGIES – “Approaching your target area”

We all have our favourite spots or areas and seem to know what it takes to make ‘em bite. We are generally pretty confident at pulling a fish or two from our target area but ... – Grant Hewitt

 

SA BASS ELECTRONICS – “Finale”

During the different seasons, we chop and change, using all sorts of different baits, trying to catch the elusive green fish. - Muhammed Patel

 

SA BASS TACTICS – Finding big pre-spawn females”

The time has finally arrived again when bass anglers with the knowledge of bass behaviour leading up to the spawn, can truly capitalise on big fish. - Muhammed Patel

 

SA BASS TACTICS – Migration routes expanded”

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

 

SA BAARS FINANSIES – Hoekom moet ek my polis staak?”

Seker 99% van alle mense neem die een of ander tyd in hulle lewe ‘n “polis” uit.  Almal neem dit uit met die gedagte dat hy/sy dit... – Gerrit du Toit

 

SA BASS ACADEMY “Shaky-head, for moody pre-spawn bass”

By the time you read this article, some anglers will have already caught some prespawn bass. Normally this time of the year, anglers are thinking about the spawn.– Bennie Wiese

 

SA BASS KLASKAMER – “Ruk-en-pluk kunsvissies in die laat winter”

Geduld. Dit is seer sekerlik een van die belangrikste eienskappe van ʼn winterbaarshengelaar. Ruk-en-pluk kunsvissies of “jerkbaits” soos die meeste van ons die ase ken, is sekerlik ...– Philip Kemp

 

SA BASS ACADEMY – River spawning” 

Being the end of winter, you are most likely suffering from a serious need for a proper days fishing. Winter fishing can be rewarding but ... - Lourens Joubert

 

SA BASS BOATING – “Buying a small boat – Part 1”

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

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Crankbaits for pre-spawn >> China’s bass fishing new frontier >> Maguga challenge

 

SA BASS D.I.Y. – “Conan’s floater”

I’m a keen bass angler and have had my float tube, for over three years now. I regularly browse the Internet for new ideas on improving my tube. – Juane Gibson

 

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

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

 

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