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2017 06 Jun

ON SALE from 28 May 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:
“Nathan Wickham with a Letsibogo bucket mouth”
Image: John Wickham


FEATURES:
Winter – Finding Where the Bass Have gone:
Many anglers I know struggle to achieve results during winter and they all have one thing common: they tend to one dimensional in their approach and rely heavily on the margins to get some fish in the boat. – Divan Coetzee


Technology – Back to the Future
Earlier we spoke about the ethics involved in the use of high tech gadgets to put fish in the boat. Firstly, we need to take note of the fact that these gadgets are available to anyone that has got the money. So, what’s the problem? – Kevin Lofstedt


FLW Article – Eyes on the Eelgrass:
As eelgrass expands its range throughout the Tennessee River system, new patterns are emerging for savvy anglers who understand how bass relate to it. – Steve Calhoun


Tips for Lipless Fishing:
Lures have become really expensive and just the idea of running a crankbait through underwater grass fitted with two treble hooks may appear to be an act of madness by many anglers – Bennie Wiese

MORE FEATURES:
Die Winde van Verandering – Philip Kemp
How to… Drive a Fast Boat Safely – BoatTEST.com
Winter Tactics for Small Ponds – Bennie Wiese
Falling and Rising Water Levels – Robbie Olivier
The Reel Deal – Dewald Viljoen
In Their Face – SA BASS
Readers-go-Bassing

Gear Up

TOURNAMENT NEWS
SA BASS Cast-for-Cash tournament report
The Bassing Duo – Corné Schoeman

READERS COMPETITION
Bivane Dam Resort

BIRDING
Dark-mantled Sooty Albatros – Jo Dreyer


To learn more about the art of bass fishing, read SA BASS...