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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2017 07 Jul

ON SALE from 25 June 2017

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.

SA BASS has been the leading bass magazine since 2001 for everyone who loves bass fishing. In this issue we focus on catching autumn bass.

On the cover:
“FLW Champion, Greg Gutierrez”
Image: David Swendseid

Newton on Cast Control
Every week I deal with clients who ask me to do various things to their fishing reels to get it to cast further, or cast lighter, or in some cases heavier lures. – Dewald Viljoen

The Mendota Rig
This refined version of a reverse Texas rig is a good tool for shallow cover – Curtis Niedermier

Search Bait Tips
In the USA professional anglers have a list of baits that they depend on for searching out bass. – David Swendseid  

Vaal River Tips:
With the FLW South African Championship that will be held on the Vaal River in the cold winter, all the anglers will be looking for that extra help to do their best. – Bennie Wiese

Bass Police – Kevin Lofstedt
Winter Blues – John Badenhorst
The Best Lure for Bass – Divan Coetzee
Venturing on the Vaal River with Frans Swanepoel – Roger Donaldson
So Much Action & Yet No Bites – Mzi Tyhokolo
Blanking – John Badenhorst
Power of Weightless – Louis Bezuidenhout

The Mendota Rig – Curtis Niedermier

Search Bait Tips – David Swendseid  
Bank on the Wind: Shoreline Bassin’ in Windy Conditions – Fishingboy

Laat Winter Hengelgeheime – Philip Kemp

SA BASS Cast-for-Cash Tournament Report

COBB Cooking System

Letter from the Editor

Gear Up

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