March 2013 - Issue 143


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“Daniel Joynt”

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The Grant Hewitt Chronicles – “Boats, boats or no boats!”

We had found good fish in practice, utilizing a pattern that would undoubtedly pay off. The scenario suited me and I was more than optimistic at the thought of a strong finish. – Grant Hewitt


SA BASS BOATING – “The float tube”

The competitive side of float tubing for bass is growing in the US. The Sonoma County Belly Boat Bass Club was the first of its kind and is by far the largest in the world. – Paul Pereira & Brent Webber


SA BASS STRATEGY – “Focus On Autumn Bassin”

Autumn is sometimes called “the in-between season” because the bass can’t make up their minds whether to go shallow or stay deep. - Gordon Brown


SA BAARS TEGNIEKE  – “Daars ‘n wind wat waai”

“East is least, but west is best...!” So het ‘n ou bekende hengel legende altyd vir my gesê as die wind opsteek en ek gewoonlik nie geweet het watter kant toe nie. - Philip Kemp


SA BASS CLASSROOM – “Weather and bass”

Weather has a significant influence on bass angling, not only for us anglers, but also for our favourite friend, Mr Bass. – Craig Wiseman


LURE DESIGN 101 - “A lure is a lure, even with blades and wires” - Part 5

This month we are discussing a very popular family of lures, namely blade baits. - Dewald Viljoen 


SA BASS STRATEGIES – “Autumn bass made easy!

Autumn on the lake is an awesome time to take advantage of fish that are inherently in the mood to feed. Temperatures are somewhat milder, days slightly shorter and water levels are generally where they should be after the wet summer months. – Grant Hewitt


SA BAARS TEGNIEK – “Visvang tegnieke in gras”

Suid-Afrika is bekend vir sy goeie somerreënval. Voller damme oorspoel nuwe gras wat aan die oewers groei en die gras is ‘n belangrike habitat vir ons Suid-Afrikaanse aasvissies. – Gerhard Nortjé



SA BASS ELECTRONICS - “Settings and Setup”- Part 5

Muhammed Patel continues with his series of articles on fish finder.



For the past five years, jig fishing has dominated the American circuits in almost every event. – Deoran Wessels


SA BASS FINANSIES – “Struikelblokke op die pad van spaar”

Indien ons presies kon weet wanneer krissise ons pad langs sou kom, sou ons verseker daarop kon voorberei en gereed wees. - Gerrit du Toit



“The ‘Bass’ of the Midi-Pyrenees”- Bertand Ngim  


SA BASS CONSERVATION – “Mkhombo Fishing Academy”

I’ve been a bass angler for many years and have seen venues deteriorating with the latest venue being Mkhombo Dam. – Eric Gander


SA BASS DESTINATION“Mokolo – take 2”

We had a second opportunity to explore Mokolo and this time we decided to give the camping a skip and try out the local lodges. – Jo Dreyer



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