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 09 Sep

ON SALE from 20 August 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.


On the cover:
“FLW South Africa Champion – Michael Matthee”
Image: Valerie Jacobs


FEATURES:
1:1 On Gear Ratios
I recently had a few older reels coming across my bench proudly labelled “High Speed5.1:1 Gear Ratio”- Dewald Viljoen


Guardians of the Bass Universe
What is there left to say about spawning season that has not been said before? Not very much I guess… - Kevin Lofstedt

FLW South Africa Championship
The very first official FLW South Africa Championship took place at the Vaal River, Vanderbijlpark where one hundred of the best local bass anglers competed to see who the very first FLW South Africa Champions would be. – Hannes Lindeque

Bassin’- A Spectator Sport
With the upgrades in technology over the past two decades in Southern Africa, we have seen leaps and bounds in progress towards greater media social interaction – John Badenhorst

Columbia River Smallmouth Adventure (Part2)
In spring 2017, I visited renowned U.S. smallmouth bass fishing expert David Swendseid in Central Oregon and we headed to the Columbia River. – Fishingboy and David Swendseid


MORE FEATURES:
Heerlike Lente, Die Winter Is Verby – Philip Kemp

Waar Byt Die Vis? – Colin Willmer
Dealing with Tough Scenarios – Divan Coetzee
Lockjaw Bassing in Small Dams – Louis Bezuidenhout

Out of Sight – Bennie Wiese

DESTINATIONS
Letsibogo Update 2017
A Day on the Lake with Michael Cronjé – Roger Donaldson

Bass Lake Lodge

MOTORING NEWS
VW Amarok V6 TDi

ADVERTORIALS
Damiki Soft Plastic Lures

REGULAR FEATURES
Letter to the Editor

Letter from the Editor
Readers-go-Bassing
Gear Up

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