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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November 2016 – Issue 187

ON SALE from 16 October 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.



“Adriaan Zwarts at Roodekopjes Dam”
Image: Roger Donaldson


>> Nice 2 Have


>> Lalizas Readers Competition



“Swimbaiting 101 in my Opinion”
Swimbaiting has yet to explode onto the local bass fishing scene in this country, possibly due to our conservative approach to bass fishing, and some of our tournament formats are limit focused. I guess it is understandable, however thing are changing – Bryan Leppan


“Why Your Next Boat Should Be Paddled”
With the rapid growth kayak fishing in the world’s largest bass fishing market, the USA, more and more anglers are buying kayak, either as a first boat or an additional watercraft by existing boat owners. In South Africa anglers tend to largely overlook kayaks as an option for getting on the water. – Dewald Viljoen


“Creature Baits for Life”
If a 1.8kg bass loves creature baits then will a 4kg bass and also a 6kg bass. – Hendrikdrik


“Pre-spawn / Post-spawn”
The water temperature is warmer but largemouth bass can still play so many tricks on us – Adrian Luff


“It’s All In The Vibration”
Chatterbaits must be one of the most versatile baits on the market and in 2006 it became famous over night in the USA and worldwide after bass pro anglers dominated the field with it. All over the world it has been used and anglers are not just catching bass on it, but other species as well – Bennie Wiese


“Weekend Warrior”
The week has been long! Maybe the last couple of weeks have consisted of running here, running there, meetings, more meetings and in the end a huge mountain of bills to pay. The planning is done, the weather looks good and Saturday morning couldn’t come sooner – The Bass Addict


“Bass Fishing in South Korea Geumho Lake Shoreline Bassin’”
I want to begin this new series with special thanks to my South Korean friendcum- host, Mr. Kang Hohyeong, as well as all the readers who have been following my articles on SA Bass. – Fishingboy


“Holy Cow! - Spawning Season – Again!”
Every year in the middle of winter we console ourselves about how bad the weather is, with the thought of how good THIS spawning season is gonna be. Now, the choice of wording when I say “holy cow” is NOT accidental. – Kevin Lofstedt


>> New SA BASS Cast-for-Cash Tournament Season– Hannes Lindeque
>> SA BASS Cast-for-Cash tournament report – Hannes Lindeque
>> Southern Division Juniors Tournament Report


>> Cash Back Campaign from Navico
>> SAFTAD Show


>> “White Crowned Lapwing – Witkopkiewiet by Joe Dreyer



>> The New Daiwa BG Reels
>> Garmin Striker Series


>> Berg Bauhaus


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