OFC Feb23

February 2023

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

On the cover
“Early bird”
Image: Roger Barrett  

. Big bass baits
The reality of it is that most of the lures we throw are significantly smaller than most of the food that our target-size bass consume on a daily basis.

. Fishing with light line
Light tackle is not restricted to winter or clear water, or when times are tuff. Light line is truly versatile and can be used at any time, and can be very effective when mastered.

. Let’s go light
The water was cold, the fish sneaky and discerning, but the light 6’10” spinning rod shouted the bite to me loud and clear! The venue was Albert Falls River…

. About grubs
Some people try to overcomplicate it, and a whole lot must still learn how to fish grubs. Most fishermen experiment with grubs and fail because they fish them too fast.

. The one hour challenge
An hour to crack the code under any condition is a pressure deal, but even if you have the luxury of a day at an unseen venue, adopting some of these tactics will undoubtedly increase your chances of success

. Catch & release tips
Sometimes we get a little too caught up in the moment and a slight mishandling could be detrimental to the fish we care about so much.

. Disease and injury identification

As bass angling stewards we strive to learn as much as we can about our dedicated cause. Sometimes it includes finding or catching bass that are diseased or injured.

. Frog fishing in Japan
Japan is at the forefront of research and development regarding bass fishing gear, techniques, and technologies.

. Wanneer die grotes wegkom
Wat baie van ons skrywers egter nie met die lesers deel nie, is die kere wat die grotes weggekom het…

. Post spawn strategies
On a trip to Boshkop Dam we found the fish in a typical post sp­­awn scenario. Although it was quite late in the season this part of the world seems a little cooler explaining the seemingly late post-spawn.

. Handling pressure
You just catch fish after fish and really feel confident in your abilities. Then when you go back there the next day and you cannot buy a bite.

. Fishing Shaky Heads
One of the most productive lures in a bass angler’s arsenal is Shaky Heads and very easy to use.

A little Shaky Head will often deliver bites in conditions when it seems nothing else works.

. Thabo Se Dam

. Cast-for-Cash Tournament Results
. MLF TBC Tournament Report

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