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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ON SALE from 12 December 2016

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 summer bass.

“FLW Pro Angler – JT Kenney”
Image: Jody White


>> Deeper Smart Sonar Readers Competition
>> Back Issues Competition
>> Le Bonheur Croc Farm Destination Competition



Pages: 06/07 – “Ultra Finesse Bassin’- An Introduction”
For some, the thought of downgrading your tackle to something much lighter than what you would normally use might seem rather daunting. – John Badenhorst


Pages: 16/17– “Chuggers”
The water is calm; your thoughts are somewhere else and all you hear at the back ground is the popping sound of the chugger. – Bennie Wiese


“Summertime Bass Fishing”
Summertime! Probably my least favourite season to fish for bass – Divan Coetzee


“Barking Mad”
My fishing partner and I were fishing one of our local ponds. – The Bass Addict


“Bobaas Bolopers in die Somer”
Baarshengelaars wat hulle boloper-ase wegpak na die lente, mag dalk net hulle kanse averspeel om regtig mooi groot baars op sulke warm somersdae vas te trek. – Philip Kemp


Basser Profile
SA BASS Cast-for-Cash Champion-of-Champions Wenners 2016: Frans Swanepoel en Lesley Montgomery
Die Afrikaanse gesegde lui: “aanhouer wen” – Hannes Lindequerik


“Casting a Jig”
Gareth Dryden is a highly competitive angler and has been fishing the Cast-for-Cash tournament trail for the first time in 2016 – Bennie Wiese


“Ask a Biologist”
How big are bass home ranges? – Dr. Steven Cooke


“Essential Skills”
How to tie a leader to braid – TJ Maglio


“Summer Strategies - Part 2”
We’re into January and the heat in most parts of South Africa is peaking, with warmer water temperatures than any other time of the year. – Roger Donaldson


“Bassin’... The New Contact Sport”
On a relaxed Wednesday afternoon and while on leave, myself and a few friends, who also happened to be on leave, decided to throw a line at one of our local spots. – John Badenhorst


“Getting Your Confidence Back”
Bass fishing is one of the most challenging sports you can ever participate in. There are so many aspects that can affect your results – Rudi Dreyer


>> SA BASS Cast-for-Cash Tournament Report
>> Wrangler Angler – Adrian Luff
>> Southern Division Juniors Tournament Report
>> Fishing FLW USA
>>Zimbabwe National Bass Federation


>> The Legend Is Back


“Shore Bass Fishing in South Korea”
Shoreline bass fishing is popular in South Korea. – Fishingboy


>> “What is Camouflage?” by Joe Dreyer


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