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BASS FISHING SECRETS  S.A.


Establishing a Bass Fishing Data Base for South Africa

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Bass Fishing Secrets S.A.   :   Criteria to consider
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Dams 

Homestead Lake

Middle Dam

Kleinfontein

Cinderella

Edenval Quary

Rietvlei

Rietvlei Farm

Murray Park

Donaldson Dam

Nigel

Blaauwpan

Bronkies

Witbank

Roodeplaat

Rust de Winter

Renosterkop

Loskop

Boschkop

Boskop

Roodewal

Harties

Golden Harvest

Potch

Rustenburg -     

Vaal River

De Hoop





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BASS FISHING SECRETS S.A.

DATEWATERVERY COLDCOLDWARMHOTVERY HOTEXTREMELEVELS TO FISH

BASS FISHING SECRETS S.A.

The art of Bass Fishing….outwitting Bass….thinking like Bass









LURE TYPES - COLD
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TEMP10 C-12 C17 C22 C27 C30 C+TOP COVER - ABOVE WATER

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HAIR JIGS
WEATHERPRESSUREWATERWINDMOONMETHODSRETRIEVELINESCOLOURSSAMPLESTOP COVER
WEATHERWeather - Sunny / hot - bass look for shady areas. Cloudy / cold - bass look for sunny areas.











JIGGING SPOONS
VERY HOT 30VERY HIGHCLEARNO WINDNEW MOONSTRAIGHTFASTFLUROSILVER
STRUCTURES
WATER TEMPCold water - bass will go deeper or sunbathing. Hot - bass also go deeper or seek shade. Bass love 17 C - 22 C water. Bass will strike slower in colder water.











FLOATING FLIES
HOT 25HIGHMURCYBREEZEQUARTERWALK / DOGMEDIUMMONOGOLDTOP WATER - ON SURFACE

WINDLand wind is dry and hot and normally low pressured- sea wind is cold and wet and normally high pressured. Fish against the wind. Sound /smell travels with the wind.











GRUBBS
WARM 20AVERAGEDARKWINDYHALFVERTICALSLOWBRAIDBLACKSAMPLESHAIR JIGS
PRESSUREAir pressure systems - High pressure - bass go shallow. Low pressure - bass go deeper.











SLOW SPINNER BAIT
COOL 15LOWDIRTYSTRONGTHREE QURTHORISONTALCOMBOSCOMBOWHITE
JIGGING SPOONS
WATER COLORWater colour - Dirty water - go dark colours. Clear water - go bright colours.






THERE IS 6 LEVELS TO HUNT FOR BASS



CRANK BAITS
COLD 10VERY LOWPOLUTIONEDSTRORMFULLINTERMITIRATICFLY LINEBLUE
GRUBBS
MOON PHASEMoon phases influence feeding patterns - new moon is good for day fishing - full moon is good for night fishing.







See samples in chart.


JIGS
VERY COLD --CHANGINGROUGHRAIN1ST QUARTERDEADLINEODOURSEVENTGREEN
SLOW SPINNER BAITS
LUNARLunar phases will determine fish feeding paterns.






TOP COVER - ABOVE WATER - STRUCTURES



DROPSHOT
RIGSFEEDINGSOUNDDEPTH2ND QUARTERFLOATINGFUELQUICKYYELLOW
CRANK BAITS
METHODSBest fishing method - Adapt for the fishing conditions. Study all the methods.







See samples in chart.


JERK BAITS
WEEDLESSVLEI KURPERNOISY0-1 M3RD QUARTERCOMBOSOILSOCIALORANGESHALLOW DIVE - 300 MM BELOW

RETRIEVEHot - medium to fast. Cold - medium to slow. The more eratic the better.






TOP WATER - ON SURFACE - FLOATRING LURES



LIPLESS CRANK BAITS
CAROLINAKURPERQUIET1-2 MDARKTROLLINGHANDSPRACTICEREDSAMPLESSHALLOW SPINNERS
FISHING LINESBass can see most fishing lines in water - use fluro line where possible. Bass can see at least 30 meters underwater.







See samples in chart.


FINESSE CRANK BAITS
TEXASCARPSILENT2-3 MDAYTIMEDRIFTINGNICOTINEPRE-FISHCOMBOS
LIPLESS CRANK BAITS
COLOURSBass can see very good - utilise this resource. Select 5 basic colours and test. Blue and black is the last colour to fade in water. Red is the first to fade in water.











BLADE BAITS
FINESSEYELLOWBOATS0-5 MTIMEPLATFORMALCOHOLTESTINGPRESENTATION
FINESSE CRANK BAITS
RIGSDecide what rigging method to use.






SHALLOW DIVE - MAX 300 MM BELOW SURFACE



SHALLOW CRANK BAITS
D/TROUBLEMUDFISHACTIVITY5-10 MEARLYBANKANGLERSCENTSCOMPETITIONSOFT
BLADE BAITS
FEEDINGFind out what is the main food source and try to copy / imitate.







See samples in chart.


VIBRATING JIGS
DROPSHOTBARBELFISH FINDER10-20 MSUNRISEWADINGTASTETRAININGHARD
SHALLOW CRANK BAITS
SOUNDBe as quiet as possible. Be sleuth. Be a hunter …silent. Bass will see and hear you before you see them.






MIDDLE DIVE - AVERAGE DEPTH OF EVENT



SPINNER BAITS
JIG HEADSBASSSONARDEEPERMORNINGFLOAT TUBEHANDSOAPDEVELOPMENTSPLASHMIDDLE DIVE - AVERAGE DEPTH

DEPTHThe weather conditions will determine where the bass will hunt. Deep or shallow or cover.







See samples in chart.


SLOW ROLL SPIN BAITS
TOPWATERRATSTROLLINGCOMBOMIDDAYKICKBOATOTHERSCENTSSILENTSAMPLESVIBRATING JIGS
ODOURSBeware of odours on your lures, lines, etc. Wash your hands. Bass can smell without eating.






DEEP DIVE - 300 MM ABOVE GROUND SURFACE



FINESSE PLASTICS
FROGGINGFROGSRODSREELSAFTERNOONDINGHYEQUIPMFISHRATTLE
SPINNER BAITS
EVENTThe event will determine your approach.







See samples in chart.


BUZZ BAITS
HOME MADEBIRDSDROP SHOTBAITRUNNERSUNSETRUBBERDUCKSUNGLASSESCOFFEEVIBRATION
SLOW SPINNER BAITS
TIMEPlan your bassing trip - allocate sufficient time for various lures and methods.






BOTTOM - GROUND LEVEL - TWITCHING - RIPRAP



SWIM BAITS
SPINNERSMICESPINNINGBAITCASTEREVENINGCANOEHAT / UVGARLICBUZZINGDEEP DIVE - 300 MM ABOVE GROUND

PLATFORMThe event will determine your platform. Best fishing times sunrise and sunset.







See samples in chart.


FLIPPING PLASTICS
TROLLINGLIZARDSCRANKINGCRANKINGNIGHTBASS BOATSAFETYNATURALSPINNINGSAMPLESPLASTICS
PRESENTATION
Natural as possible. Bass are very clever - you seldom catch the same fish on the same lure.





TROLLING - TRAWLING - STROLLING-DRIFTING



CREATURE BAITS
DRIFTINGSNAKESFLYRODFLYREELPERIODSESSIONCAMERASALMONDCRAWLING
BUZZ BAITS
RODSREELSSelect the right rod for the right job.You must be able to feel any vibration through your line.










LIZARDS
ALABAMACRABSARTLUREARTLURE1 HOUR10 MINLOGSHEETLIQURICESWIMMING
SWIM BAITS
SENSESBass have 5 senses - Seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling, vibrating, and possibly a sixth being instinct.











CRAWS
PLUGGINGWORMS
WEIGHTS2 HOURS15 MINMAPSCODLIVERDROPPING
FLIPPING PLASTICS
EQUIPMDon’t forget your sunglasses, hat and safety devices. Separate batteries for your fishinder. Underwater cameras. Maps and sketches.











TUBES
STRUCTURELEECHES
DROPSHOT3 HOURS20 MINFISHFINDERMOLASSESZIG-ZAG
CREATURE BAITS
SCENTSBass can smell very good - utilise this resource. Bass have taste buds outside their mouths.











TOPWATERS
TREESSPIDERSHOOKSWEEDLESS4 HOURS30 MINLUNARPIGLETFLOATING
LIZARDS
PERIODSESSIONTESTSDecide how much fishing time you have, then allocate lure sessions and the time you have to test effectiveness.









TROLLING
VEGETATIONOTHERWEEDLESSBULLET8 HOURS40 MINMOONTIMESSPRAYSDIVINGBOTTOM - GROUND LEVEL - RIPRAP

HOOKSWEIGHTSUse good quality sharp hooks. Sharpen hooks if required.










ART LURE
ABOVE WATER
FINESSEFISHFINDER12 HOURS1 HOURHIGHMOONUV RATINGSMELLINGSAMPLESCAROLINA RIGS
STRUCTURESVEGETATIONBass loves structures - look for structures - above and underwater - you will find bass in the area.










FLY FISHING
UNDER WATER
DOUBLEMANUALLY16 HOURSTESTSSUNRISELOWIRRITATING
DROP SHOT
INTELLIGENCEBass are very intelligent and fast to be condtioned to know what are lures and what not. Bass can exhale faster than inhaling - be quick. You only have 1 or 2 seconds to strike.











COMBOS
DROPOFFS
TRIPPLESONAR24 HOURSOLDSUNSETMEDIUMPLUGGING
JIG HEADS
TROLLINGBass can feel the vibration of a trolling motor very far way. Once you’ve reached your fishing spot switch off your trolling motor and anchor.











LURE TYPES - HOT
ROUTES
CUSTOMSCANNERS2 DAYSNEWBEST LIGHTHIGHTESTSTROLLING - TRAWLING - STROLLING-DRIFT

FISHFINDERSBass sense sonar and signals - switch fishfinders off when you’ve reached your fishing spot. Silent approach.











STRIKES
MISSES
CATCHES
SIZE
LURES
NOTES


LURESKeep it simple. If no strikes in 15 casts or 15 min - change your lure or method or presentation. Adapt to fishing conditions. Improvise.

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DATE
DAM :


NOTES










1.WEATHER
VERY HOT 30


Expecting cold front



HOT 25







WARM 20
x





COOL 15
x





COLD 10
x





VERY COLD --














2.PRESSURE
VERY HIGH


Rising up down for the past few weeks



HIGH
x





AVERAGE







LOW







VERY LOW







CHANGING














3.WATER
CLEAR


No rain water yet



MURCY
x





DARK







DIRTY







POLUTIONED







ROUGH














4.WIND
NO WIND







BREEZE







WINDY
x





STRONG







STRORM







RAIN














5.WATER TEMP
VERY COLD







10 C-
















COLD







12 C
x














WARM







17 C
















HOT







22 C
















VERY HOT







27 C
















EXTREME







30 C+














6.LUNAR
MOONTIMES







HIGHMOON
1645





SUNRISE
06h45





SUNSET
17h57





BEST LIGHT
13h56












7.MOON
NEW MOON







QUARTER







HALF







THREE QURT







FULL







1ST QUARTER







2ND QUARTER







3RD QUARTER
x





DARK







DAYTIME














8.TIME
EARLY







SUNRISE







MORNING







MIDDAY







AFTERNOON







SUNSET
x





EVENING







NIGHT














9.UV RATING
LOW







MEDIUM
x





HIGH














10.EVENT
QUICKY







SOCIAL







PRACTICE







PRE-FISH







TESTING
x





COMPETITION







TRAINING







DEVELOPMENT














11.PERIOD
1 HOUR







2 HOURS
x





3 HOURS







4 HOURS







8 HOURS







12 HOURS







16 HOURS







24 HOURS







2 DAYS























12.SESSION
10 MIN







15 MIN







20 MIN
x





30 MIN







40 MIN







1 HOUR
































13.TESTS
OLD
x





NEW
x


































































14.SOUND
NOISY







QUIET
x





SILENT







BOATS







ACTIVITY







FISH FINDER







SONAR







TROLLING














15.DEPTH
0-1 M







1-2 M
x





2-3 M







0-5 M







5-10 M







10-20 M







DEEPER







COMBO














16.PLATFORM
BANKANGLER







WADING
x





FLOAT TUBE







KICKBOAT







DINGHY







RUBBERDUCK







CANOE







BASS BOAT



























































17.ODOURS
FUEL







OIL







HANDS







NICOTINE







ALCOHOL







SCENTS







TASTE







HANDSOAP







OTHER
































18.EQUIPM
SUNGLASSES







HAT / UV







SAFETY







CAMERAS







LOGSHEET







MAPS







FISHFINDER














19.FISHFINDER
MANUALLY







SONAR







SCANNERS














20.MAPS
PHOTOS







SKETCHES







DEEPWATER







CONTOURS







VEGETATION







STRUCTURES







AREAS







ROUTES







DROP OFFS














20.RODS
DROP SHOT







SPINNING







CRANKING







FLYROD







ARTLURE
































21.REELS
BAITRUNNER







BAITCASTER







CRANKING







FLYREEL







ARTLURE
































22.HOOKS
WEEDLESS







FINESSE







DOUBLE







TRIPPLE







CUSTOM























23.WEIGHTS
DROPSHOT







WEEDLESS







BULLET























24.LINES
FLURO







MONO







BRAID







COMBO







FLY LINE







LEADERS


















































25.FEEDING
VLEI KURPER







KURPER







CARP







YELLOW







MUDFISH







BARBEL







BASS







RATS







FROGS







BIRDS







MICE







LIZARDS







SNAKES







CRABS







WORMS







LEECHES







SPIDERS







OTHER














26.STRUCTURE
TREES







VEGETATION







ABOVE WATER







UNDER WATER







DROPOFFS







ROUTES























27.COLOURS
SILVER







GOLD







BLACK







WHITE







BLUE







GREEN







YELLOW







ORANGE







RED







COMBOS
































28.SCENTS
FISH







COFFEE







GARLIC







NATURAL







ALMOND







LIQURICE







CODLIVER







MOLASSES







PIGLET







SPRAYS














29.METHODS
STRAIGHT







WALK / DOG







VERTICAL







HORISONTAL







INTERMIT







DEADLINE







FLOATING







COMBOS







TROLLING







DRIFTING







PLUGGING







STROLLING







SLEUTH
































30.RETRIEVE
FAST







MEDIUM







SLOW







COMBOS







IRATIC


















































31.PRESENTATION
SOFT







HARD







SPLASH







SILENT







RATTLE







VIBRATION







BUZZING







SPINNING







CRAWLING







SWIMMING







DROPPING







ZIG-ZAG







FLOATING







DIVING







SMELLING







IRRITATING







PLUGGING







TESTS














32.RIGS
WEEDLESS







CAROLINA







TEXAS







FINESSE







D/TROUBLE







DROPSHOT







JIG HEADS







TOPWATER







FROGGING







HOME MADE







SPINNERS







TROLLING







DRIFTING







ALABAMA







PLUGGING





















































































































































33.LURE TYPES - COLD
HAIR JIGS







JIGGING SPOONS







FLOATING FLIES







GRUBBS







SLOW SPINNER BAIT







CRANK BAITS







JIGS







DROPSHOT







JERK BAITS







LIPLESS CRANK BAITS







FINESSE CRANK BAITS







BLADE BAITS







SHALLOW CRANK BAITS







VIBRATING JIGS







SPINNER BAITS







SLOW ROLL SPIN BAITS







FINESSE PLASTICS







BUZZ BAITS







SWIM BAITS







FLIPPING PLASTICS







CREATURE BAITS







LIZARDS







CRAWS







TUBES







TOPWATERS







TROLLING







ART LURE







FLY FISHING





34.LURE TYPES - HOT
COMBOS


































































































































































































LEVELS TO FISH







TOP COVER - ABOVE WATER







SAMPLESTOP COVER







STRUCTURES






TOP WATER - ON SURFACE







SAMPLESHAIR JIGS







JIGGING SPOONS







GRUBBS







SLOW SPINNER BAITS







CRANK BAITS






SHALLOW DIVE - 300 MM BELOW







SAMPLESSHALLOW SPINNERS







LIPLESS CRANK BAITS







FINESSE CRANK BAITS







BLADE BAITS







SHALLOW CRANK BAITS






MIDDLE DIVE - AVERAGE DEPTH







SAMPLESVIBRATING JIGS







SPINNER BAITS







SLOW SPINNER BAITS






DEEP DIVE - 300 MM ABOVE GROUND







SAMPLESPLASTICS







BUZZ BAITS







SWIM BAITS







FLIPPING PLASTICS







CREATURE BAITS







LIZARDS






BOTTOM - GROUND LEVEL - RIPRAP







SAMPLESCAROLINA RIGS







DROP SHOT







JIG HEADS






TROLLING - TRAWLING - STROLLING-DRIFT









































































































































































35.CONCLUSION
























































































36.RESULTS
























































































37.NOTES















































































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