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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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June 2014 - Issue 158

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And that is the truth… When I look back at the competency levels I possessed in my teen years versus the refined skill and talent of today’s teen anglers, I truly feel that I could have done with a bit more of a boost on my behalf – Grant Hewitt

CLASSROOM- “Excited about winter for a change”

As the autumn last minute feeding is replaced by full-blown winter, it’s time to slow down our presentation – Rudi Dreyer


BOATING- “Jackplates And Bass Boats”

It seems every bass fisherman with a jackplate on his boat is more interested in winning the race than catching bass. – Shandon Hawman


UNIVERSITY- “Wind − No Curse”

Wind, so often considered cursed by anglers, is in reality one of a bass anglers best friends – Dewald Viljoen


TACTICS- “Backwater Tactics”

Even though it is not quite winter, air and water temperatures have dropped substantially and we need gloves, a balaclava and a hot cup of coffee to get on the water at this time of the year. – Gordon Brown


INTERNATIONAL- “The Late Fall Spinnerbait Bite”

The later fall months are the best time of year to throw spinnerbaits according to some of the top professional anglers – Mark Bilbrey


BEGINSELS- “Ysbere en Swartbaars”

Jy maak ‘n groot fout om jou stokke weg te pak omrede dit nou winter is en jou naweke op die rusbank voor die televisie met ‘n beker stomende koffie deur te bring – Philip Kemp


BASICS- “Winter Lure Selection and Strategies”

Continuing from our previous article about bass fishing in winter, anglers have asked what specific lures to use in winter and how to fish them – N. van Heerden


CLASSROOM- “Drop shot applications”

Yes, it’s definitely getting colder, but we still want to go fishing as much as possible – Lourens Joubert


CLASSROOM- “High-Quality Bass Fishing In Winter”

I enjoy fishing for bass in cold water because at this time of the year, you don’t see a lot of boat traffic − no wake boats and jet skis. – Bennie Wiese


BASICS- “Bass Fever”

Bass Fever is not a deadly disease but lack of treatment will have most anglers pulling their hair out. – Hendrik


FINANSIES- “‘Scams’ wat jou geld vreet”

Ek het nou net die foon neergesit en is “iewat” verdwaas oor die oproep. – Gerrit du Toit


INTERNATIONAL- “The ‘Blades’ of Glory”

The spinnerbait, otherwise known as ‘blades’, is no doubt one of the most versatile baits – Bertrand Ngim


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