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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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. Our main articles include:

Winter Bass Fishing: Jerkbaits
Lauri Rapala, founder of the world renown Rapala crankbaits inspired local Protea bass angler, Japie Botha, to focus on jerkbait fishing in this winter article. As anglers we are not always comfortable with fishing jerkbaits in winter but it surely can be very rewarding. Find out what gear you will need and how to present the baits to make things happen. 

Extreme Conditions Call for Extreme Measures
It is no secret that thick vegetation can hold a lot of bass and big ones as well. But in winter, many anglers will go and fish deep spots where they have confidence in their go-to techniques. However, punching is another fishing technique, but it is not for the faint hearted. If you want to catch better than average size fish in winter, you will have to see what editor, Bennie Wiese, has to say on this deadly technique.

Walking the Dog
A floating cigar shaped hard plastic bait with two or three treble hooks dangling conspicuously from all ends and painted eyes is not something that will convince many anglers to try and fool a fish with.
Nevertheless, those who have experienced the heart stopping moment when a big fish try to annihilate this intruding bait will all agree that top water lures presented between two shallow lying brush piles is something that will never be forgotten. Here Roger Donaldson shares the technique of “Walking the Dog”.

Other articles:

Bibberweerbaarshengel met Sensation vir die oewerhengelaar deur Philip Kemp
Slowing Things Down by John Badenhorst
Credit Crunch Budget bassin’ by Hendrik
Winter Time Bass Fishing by Schalk Gordon
Winter Bassing by Kevin Lofstedt
Winter Kayaking by Dewald Viljoen
Tight Wobble for winter bassin’ by Bennie Wiese
Does Size Really Matter? By The Bass Addict
Rod Bender: Mission106-2 The Fight Back Begins

CONSERVATION
Fish Kill in the Vaal River and Loch Vaal
Catch & Release by Ralph Radford
Paint Me as a Villain - The diaries of the smallmouth bass by Sibusiso Yokwana
WCBAA Outdoor Outreach Programme

TOURNAMENT NEWS
SA BASS Cast-for-Cash tournament report
Fishing the FLW by Neels Beneke
My First Full KBT Season by Jean-Michel Gravenor

INDUSTRY NEWS
>> Garmin® echoMAP CHIRP Series
>> New Kroko Skinfilm® & Kroko Fingerfix®

BIRDING: “Bat Hawk” by Joe Dreyer

DESTINATION - Rain Fram Game & Lodge

To learn more about the art of bass fishing, read SA BASS... now on sale!