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 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

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.

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

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

“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”

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

>> GARMIN Striker™ 4dv

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

>> “Little Grebe” by Joe Dreyer

>> Thatcher’s Rest

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