12 Tips for Better Tackle Care

One of the biggest problems facing bass anglers is equipment let downs and failures. We tend to get so caught up in the day-to-day...

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5 Surefire Dirty Water Strategies

Some times we are faced with conditions that we do not like, conditions we cannot call, but

what will make the difference on how...

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Adapt your Seasonal Patterns

As you probably know seasonal patterns are the basic combinations of water depths, locations and feeding...

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Bassing in Winter

We cannot of course write anything about this winter (yet), but by the looks of things it’ll be much the same as the winter of last year...

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Beat the Heat

Often we think that Summer Bass are as difficult to catch as winter fish and at times this can be the case but not because Bass don’t...

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Blue Kurper

The Mozambique Tilapia, commonly referred to as the Blue Kurper or just the “Blue”, is one of South Africa's most common inland...

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Bluegill Sunfish

The Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) is a freshwater fish specie sometimes referred to by Americans as “bream”. It is a member of...

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Canary Kurper

The Canary Kurper, commonly referred to as the “Kerriebek” among artlure anglers, is a species that bass will eat not only because of...

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Contouring for Bass Pt.1

First of all I would like to make it very clear that you do not have to have a R500 000 boat with R100 000 worth of electronics to...

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Contouring for Bass Pt.2

There will come a time when you are going to want more detail and accuracy from your maps. Unlike the Great Lakes of the United States...

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May 2013 – Issue 145


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ON THE COVER
Neels Nortjé with his PB of 5.22kg caught at Inanda dam

DESTINATION
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FEATURES
The Grant Hewitt Chronicles – “Double trouble”
The fish were wild, attacking everything in their path especially the deep diving crankbait I was chunking and when I reared back on yet another willing largemouth no surprises were expected on this epic morning at Albert Falls dam. – Grant Hewitt

SA BASS TOURNAMENT STRATEGIES – “How to dress”
Is clothing something the average angler even pays attention to, I highly doubt it! As long as we are sporting our sponsor’s logos we are happy and hopefully so are they. – Grant Hewitt

SA BASS TECHNIQUES – “Autumn Crankbait Techniques”
Autumn can be a hit and miss fishing experience but if you do hit them, you tend to hit them very nicely. – Chris Greenland

SA BAARS FINANSIES – “Testamente”
Intestate erflating? Is dit wanneer ‘n persoon afsterf sonder ‘n geldige testament en dan erf die staat alles? – Gerrit du Toit

SA BASS HEALTH – “Polarized Sunglasses”
Polarized fishing glasses are a necessary equipment choice when out fishing, as much so as bait, tackle and rods are. Choosing the right pair will help protect you when facing the elements, as well as helping you in your quest to catch more fish. – Jan Vorster

SA BASS TACTIC