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5 Surefire Dirty Water Strategies

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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

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Contouring for Bass Pt.2

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September 2016 – Issue 185

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

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

BREAKING NEWS:
South Africa Becomes Latest Country to Sanction FLW Tournaments - see page 21

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.

“The Float-and-Fly”
A Technique for All Seasons” - The Float and Fly is often associated with winter angling when bass typically suspend in the water column during cold water periods. – Derrek Stewart

“A Jolly time for Jerkbaits”
I was already sold by the mere design of the new jerkbait when I walked into my friend, Julian Smith’s office in Randburg and was presented with the latest ‘slash bait’ which had graced their notorious range offered by the legendary designer and distributor. – Roger Donaldson

“Intersecting Pre-spawners”
Emerging from their deep winter time haunts, pre-spawn bass can result in a lot of kicker size fish – Neels Beneke

 

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

ON THE COVER
“Bill Siemantel, designer of the SPRO Phat Fly”
Image: Derrek Stewart
 

READERS COMPETITION
Win an inflatable lifejackets from Lalizas in this month’s readers competition


FEATURES
“The Float-and-Fly. A Technique for All Seasons” – Derrek Stewart
“A Jolly time for Jerkbaits” – Roger Donaldson
“Intersecting Prespawners” – Neels Beneke
“Game of Grams” – Bennie Wiese
“Modern Day Bassin’ Dynamics” – Eugene Potgieter
“The Art of “Junk Fishing” – Shandon Hawman
“Kan broeityd koue voete kry?”– Japie Botha
“Fishing Frontal Conditions” – Bennie Wiese
“Pre-spawn Finesse Fishing” – John Badenhorst
“Oewerhengel vir Swartbaars” – Bennie Wiese
“All for One” – Hendrik
“Boy Scout Bassing” – Kevin Lofstedt
“Bassin’ Kids Adventure Camp”
“Rod Bender – From Agent to Postman”

TOURNAMENT NEWS
>> SA BASS Cast-for-Cash tournament report
>> “Presidents Test BIRI” – Clint Skinner
>> “2016 Region 5 Bass Tournament” – Gareth Rawlins

ADVERTORIAL
>> GARMIN Striker™ 4dv

INDUSTRY NEWS
>> CAST 2016 “Best of Show” Awards
>> South Africa Becomes Latest Country to Sanction FLW Tournaments
>> Mercury Marine Active Trim
>> Rutherford Marine

BIRDING
>> “Little Grebe” by Joe Dreyer

DESTINATION
>> Thatcher’s Rest

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