December 2022

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SA BASS has been the leading bass magazine since 2001 for everyone who loves bass fishing.

On the cover
“New 3.82kg PB at Theewaterskloof Dam”
Image: Muhammad Bulbulia, Cape Town

. Finesse fishing

This “finesse” approach to capturing bass is most effective when fish alter their behaviour in response to prevalent or changing conditions, which I will refer to as “influences” in this article.

. A summers take on poppers
When the summer roles in we know the bass action is going to be plentiful and immediately I’m reaching for some top water baits.

. For the beginners
The summer holidays are upon us and many new anglers will have fun in the shallows. Here are the basic guidelines for beginner anglers.  

. Light intensity and bass
Light intensity not only affects bass and anglers alike in the summer but throughout the seasonal year. It can change or alter at any time during the day with major spin-off effects on your session.

. How to fish buzzbaits
Buzzbaits are large; they’re loud but also highly effective tools for finding and catching active bass during the warmer months.

. Keep your fish alive
Keeping your valuable catch alive, especially when the fish was tough, is the difference between winning and losing an important tournament. 

. Night bassin’
Night fishing is not always possible, not always permitted, and is definitely not as safe and straightforward as daytime bassing. But, if the situation permits and the time is right, you need to put some of these theories to the test.

. Plastic lizards
Some people love them, while others just hate them. The reason for the latter could be that they are using lizards in the wrong areas, or not versatile enough as lizards can be fished in many different ways.

. Summer bassin’
Summer can mean great fishing, but remember to fish the condition, not the calendar. Here are some things to think about.

Take the kids fishing
What can be more rewarding than doing cast after cast, waiting for that one bite, knowing what the reward could be at the end of the line?  So share this fishing experience with your children.

. The dangers of bass angling
You and I are not exactly going to quit hunting bass at the first sign of trouble but let’s face it, trouble is the last thing we want to have to deal with when we are hunting bass.

. Bass Feather Country Lodge

. Cast-for-Cash Tournament Results
.  MLF Toyota Series Schedule for 2023

. My Cast
. Readers-go-Bassing
. Basics for beginners
. Op my houtbordjie
. Gear Up
. Water levels in South Africa