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...

Read more ...
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...

Read more ...
Adapt your Seasonal Patterns

As you probably know seasonal patterns are the basic combinations of water depths, locations and feeding...

Read more ...
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...

Read more ...
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...

Read more ...
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...

Read more ...
Bluegill Sunfish

The Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) is a freshwater fish specie sometimes referred to by Americans as “bream”. It is a member of...

Read more ...
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...

Read more ...
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...

Read more ...
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...

Read more ...

Now available in digital format – just click on the image!

 

ON SALE from 14 May 2016
Available at tackle shops, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, C.N.A., Exclusive Books and Builders Warehouse

 

SA BASS has been the leading bass magazine since 2001 for everyone who loves bass fishing. In this issue we focus on catching winter bass.

 

On the cover:
“Nandoni bass”
Image: Marcel de Beer

 

FEATURES:
“Deep Cranking”
Most professional anglers consider deep cranking an involved process. The deeper the cranking topography the deeper the challenge and the more involved the process. – David Swendseid

 

“Tackling Up for Deep Water”
In the previous issue we talked about deep water bass hangouts and what to look for, but getting your bait into these areas effectively relies heavily upon your ability to choose the correct tackle. – Roger Donaldson

 

“Better than Average”
Winter bass fishing doesn’t have to be a deep and dragging affair… – Bryan Leppan

 

“Standing Timber” – Hendrik
Kayak Bassin’ - Part 7: Wilderness Systems Ride 135 – Dewald Viljoen
Readers-go-Bassin’
Cast, Retrieve & Believe! – Evert Laubscher
Improve Your Angling Skills – Bennie Wiese
Winter Wurms – Hannes Lindeque
Rod Bender – Place of Hope
Spinnerbait Fishing Strategies for Peacock Bass – Fishingboy
Namibian Bass Angling Association (NBAA) – Hendrik Pretorius
Letaba Bassmasters Care – Wayne Kurten

 

TOURNAMENT NEWS
SA BASS Cast-for-Cash tournament report

INDUSTRY NEWS
>> Garmin® echoMAP CHIRP Series
>> Humminbird® AutoChart™ Mapping Products


PRODUCT NEWS
>> Versatech Outdoor

 

BIRDING: “Western Cattle Egret” by Joe Dreyer

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