August 2016 – Issue 181

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On the cover:
“USA pro bass angler, Aaron Martens”
Image: David Swendseid

SA BASS has been the leading bass magazine since 2001 for everyone who loves bass fishing. In this issue we focus on catching autumn bass.

The Aaron Martens Presentation
In this issue David Swendseid interview USA professional bass angler Aaron Martens who not only dominated bass tournaments in the East and South but also in the West. In this article Aaron shares one of his fishing secrets he developed and fine tuned,winning him several hundred thousand dollars. Scan the QR-code in the article and see a video showing Aaron fishing a Shaky Finesse Head.

Backyard Bassin’ - Bronkhorstspruit Dam
Bronkhorstspruit Dam has a very rich history that few people know off and is stocked with largemouth bass. To be more successful when you plan on fishing this venue, then this article by Johan Badenhorst will give you all the information on where and what lures to use.

Targeting Bigger Bass in Pre-spawn”
For Bryan Leppan August is about pre-spawning bass and it is probably the only time of year that he prefers to head a little deeper than normally. Big female bass are most often at their heaviest as they are laden with eggs and it is a great time of year to target your personal best. Read how Bryan will approach pre-spawn this year.


Laat Winter en “Pre-spawn” Tegnieke & Ase deur Japie Botha
Spring Spinnerbait Basics by Roger Donaldson
Targeting Bigger Bass in Pre-spawn by Bryan Leppan
Colour Selection by Hendrik
In die draai van ‘n seisoen deur Philip Kemp
A Kayaking Spawn Plan… by Dewald Viljoen
The Plattie by John Badenhorst
Bassin’ Seminar by John Badenhorst
Swing It! by Bennie Wiese
Rod Bender: No news is bad news…

SA BASS Cast-for-Cash tournament report
Nandoni Zone 5 International – My Perspective by Rudi Dreyer
Captain’s Report: Region Five Bass Federation Tournament by Alec Williams
BASS Nation Fires Up Down Under by Dave Boyak

>> NRF Vitamin-C

>> Fluid Bamba kayak

BIRDING: “Great White Pelican” by Joe Dreyer

>> Oppiekoppie Bass Farm

>> First Aid for Snakebite

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