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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

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Adapt your Seasonal Patterns

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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

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Blue Kurper

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Bluegill Sunfish

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Canary Kurper

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Contouring for Bass Pt.1

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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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November 2014 - Issue 163



“Willie Swart”

Image: Hannes Lindeque



Kam ‘Bati River Lodge

Aloe Rock - Waterberg



“How low do they go?”

Dropping water levels have both positive and negative side effects. – Grant Hewitt


“Post Spawn Tactics”

It is with a great disappointment that I tackle this article. We all know the feeling, the one weekend the fishing is fantastic and personal bests are being shattered all over the place. – Lourens Joubert


“A Dummy’s Guide to Frogging”

Most of my fishing friends know that I adore frog fishing – Dewald Viljoen


“What is Spy-baiting?”

One of the aspects of bass fishing that I enjoy the most is that there will always be new ways to catch these green and gold fish – Bennie Wiese


“Bass Fishing – An Intro”

Micropterus Salmoides, commonly known as largemouth bass, are widespread in Southern Africa. Micropterus Dolomieu, commonly known as smallmouth,bass are also found in Southern Africa, but are not as widespread – Richard Grant


“Short- or Long-Shank?”

What is one of the most over looked things that we miss when we are searching for the perfect hard bait? – Hendrik


“Big Spoons for Big Bass”

The Ben Parker Magnum Spoon from Nichols has created a firestorm in the US fishing industry lately. – Mark Bilbrey


“Small Things”

Small things make all the difference in bass fishing – Rudi Dreyer


“A Basic Guide on Boat and Outboard Selection for the Novice Angler (Part 1)”

In the modern day and age of bass angling, it is becoming more evident that the modernized bass boat is becoming more of a necessity than a requirement. – Joe Mendes


“The Forgotten Topwater”

Many years ago one of my friends introduced me to an awesome topwater bait – Bennie Wiese


“Sight Fishing”

I caught my first bass in 1987. A monster of only just over a kilo! – Shandon Hawman


“Morning, Noon and Night”

For many people who are starting to fish, it may seem intimidating. You may be struggling to find sure footing for where to start with this new and wonderful hobby. – Hannes Lindeque (Jnr)


“Die Rompslomp-Seisoen”

Vir ‘n menigte hengelaar is daar basies net vier seisoene in ‘n jaar. – Philip Kemp




“Vicious Fishing Line”

Vicious fishing line was inspired by the everyday angler. Today’s angler deserves quality, durability and reliability in their gear and Vicious delivers all of that with attitude.




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“Clanwilliam Winter Bass Classic 2014”

Clanwilliam Dam is South Africa’s premier smallmouth bassing venue, where the 26th Clanwilliam Bass Classic was hosted by the Western Cape Bass Angling Association. – Craig Fraser



“Match making 4x4”

4x4 has taken many people to the outskirts of the earth and it has brought pleasure to many people.



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