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2018 09 Sep

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SABASS Magazine is 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 pre-spawn bass.


On The Cover:
“Loskop trophy”
Image: André van Rooyen

FEATURES:
“Landing big bass”
As we are coming into that time of year, (spawning season) where the female bass are big and heavy, let’s consider ways to put these big fish into the boat, weigh, photograph and release them. – Gordon Brown

“Staging bass in early spring”
Catching bass is what makes us get up on bitterly cold and frosty morning to head out into the unknown in search of those green fish we love so much – John Badenhorst

“The right way to wake”
In the right situation, a stickbait style wake bait is capable of winning tournaments – Curtis Niedermier

“Wrap it up”
The lowdown on how bass boats get their flashy vinyl coverings. Joe Balog

“Tubes”
Hulle is vreemd... Ja, jy het reg gelees ... “Tubes” of in goeie Afrikaans, buisplastiek-ase, is vir sommige van ons baarshengelaars seker so volksvreemd soos skaapkop vir die Yanks – Philip Kemp

“The shallows are alive!”
In last month’s issue I purposefully omitted this article. However, it’s time once again and the habits of bass coming towards spring and their pre-spawn and bedding activities are in full swing.  – Roger Donaldson

“What the season brings (Part 1)”
Being forever aware is one of the bass angler’s most valuable traits. Conditions are forever changing and as these happen so all fish react. At one moment the weather is calm with not a breath of wind in sight and the next there is a bank of dark clouds approaching and the wind and temperatures develop and change – Roger Donaldson

“Diversity, a key to success”
There are many aspects to bass fishing from cranking, spinning, jigging and everything in-between. There are those that would pick up a crank and work a bank or area in two dozen casts and move on.

“Rock a bye bass”
Dawn has just cracked letting in the first warming rays of sunlight through to shimmer on the water’s surface. Some say it’s not quite spring yet but you and your buddy couldn’t be fazed, who needs an excuse to go bass fishing? – Jay Röhm-Williams

“Dis heerlike lente”
“Dis heerlike lente, die winter is verby...” Die ou Afrikaanse liedjie draai die tyd van die jaar voortdurend in my kop. – Philip Kemp

“Secrets of South Africa’s pros (Part-2)”
I thought it was most appropriate to let you in on some crucial tactics which seasoned anglers use which give them that profound edge on the next angler. Scouting – The Bass Spy

INDUSTRY NEWS
>> LOWRANCE - Power-Pole
>> iCast 2018 Winners
>> Garmin® Panoptix LiveScope wins Best of Show at ICAST 2018
>> André van Rooyen Taxidermy
>> New Mercury Outboards

TOURNAMENT REPORT
“BB Group FLW Bass Festival 2018”
Die eerste FLW Kampioenskap vir 2018 het in samewerking met BB Groep op Tzaneendam afgeskop – Hannes Lindeque

“Mteri – For everyone”
The Zimbabwe management team went out on a limb and decided to host the 2018 test at Mteri with the idea that the test was about the fishing, not about a guaranteed win. – Clint Skinner

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
My Cast
Readers-go-Bassing
Angling International

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