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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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December 2014 - Issue 164


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Image: Monday, 27 October 2014 proved to be an excellent day for Jesse Schubach on Albert Dalls dam. He caught more than thirty bass and this lunker of 5,5kg



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“The Dangers of Bass Angling…”

I was fishing at Nagle Dam some years back on a putridly hot summer’s day. – Grant Hewitt


“Overcoming Summers Toughest Scenarios”

What attracts bass anglers so readily to their sport is that the seasons present a myriad of changing fishing scenarios for them to explore. – Roger Donaldson


“Wake Baits”

Not long ago there were techniques that made headlines all over and died away, or did they! – Bennie Wiese


“How Many Rods?”

I don’t know how many times anglers have asked me about how many rods and reels I have or how

many do I use. The real answer... way too many! – Richard Dunn


“How to Keep Your Wife Happy and Still Fish…”

“My wife said she would leave me if I went fishing again; hell I’m gonna miss her…” – Grant Hewitt


“Vygeboom Op ‘n Drafstap”

‘n Man word ook nie aldag 50 jaar oud nie, en toe dit my beurt was om die “halfeeu” te bereik, was ek omtrent oorval met gelukwense en ‘n geskenk of twee. – Philip Kemp


“Summer Patterns and Tips from the USA”

No matter what region you live in or fish, learning summer patterns for the waters that you are perusing bass on will make you a better anger. – Mark Bilbrey


“Fish Like an Idiot”

Fish can certainly do some strange things, so why not employ some fairly strange tactics of your own in order to catch them? – Nic Milligan


“Boat Setups for Beginners (Part 2)”

I hope that my guidelines to boat and outboard selection in part one have made some sense – Joe Mendes


“Why Catch and Release”

Catch-and-release fishing is often seen by the public, especially the hook-and-cook individuals, as a waste of time and effort. – Reed Eastman


“Latest News on Alien & Invasive Regulations”

This debate on alien and invasive species has been going on for many years and the latest feedback is that bass have no zones ascribed to them. – SACRAA


“Float Tube Basics”

Float tubing, or kick-boating as others call it, is becoming more popular among bass anglers year after year – Jean-Michel Gravenor


“New Swim Jigs”

Swimming a jig was until very recently something that most anglers only did once they finished working their perceived strike zone and then quickly reeled the jig back to set up the next cast. – Dewald Viljoen



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