12 Tips for Better Tackle Care

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5 Surefire Dirty Water Strategies

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what will make the difference on how...

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Adapt your Seasonal Patterns

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Bassing in Winter

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Beat the Heat

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Blue Kurper

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Bluegill Sunfish

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Canary Kurper

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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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15th Birthday Anniversary issue

ON SALE from 20 March 2016

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

 

It is our 15th Birthday Anniversary issue and since 2001 SA BASS has been the leading bass magazine for everyone who loves bass fishing. In this issue we focus on catching autumn bass.

 

On the cover:
“Elite Series Angler, Brandon Palanuik”
Image: David Swendseid

 

FEATURES:

Autumn Bass Fishing:I believe that the basis of pattern fishing is the only way we can consistently locate and catch bass. I also belief that bass can only be located in about a third of the dam at any given time. See how I do it. – Japie Botha

 

Search Baits Uncovered: Since spending hours in my favourite tackle store up the road it has always been a great fascination of mine to watch anglers choose their lures. – Roger Donaldson

 

Frog Fishing: Frog fishing is without a doubt the most exciting way to catch a bass, short of using a grenade, and even that is debatable – Gareth Rawlins

 

A Low Autumn by Neels Beneke

Basic Electronics - Part 4: Settings by Bennie Wiese

Easter Bonus by Frank Liebenberg

How to Find Autumn Bass by Barry Blunt

Koue Koffie en Sensation deur Philip Kemp

Kayak Bassin’ - Part 5: Powered Fishing? by Dewald Viljoen

The Lighter Side of Bassing by Kevin Lofstedt

To Jig or Not To Jig by Hendrik

The Day I’ve Been Waiting For by Jean-Michel Gravenor

Rod Bender - A new beginning…

 

TOURNAMENT NEWS
SA BASS Cast-for-Cash tournament report

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Lowrance - New OceanLED Lights

Garmin® Quickdraw Contours

Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops

 

BIRDING– “Yellow-throated Sandgrouse” by Joe Dreyer

 

VENUES

Backyard Bassin’ Homestead Dam by – John Badenhorst
Nandoni Bass Retreat, Thohoyandou deur Hannes Lindeque

To learn more about the art of bass fishing, read SA BASS...