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 Posted: Thu Apr 19th, 2018 07:33 am
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Ryan95
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Hi guys which dams between Durban and Pietermartizburg are good for bass fishing off the bank this time of year? Thanks in advance.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 19th, 2018 01:45 pm
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Hazelmere, Nagle, Albert Falls, Inanda and Shongweni.

This is the latest report last week by Kingfisher and information given is good quality.

It does not say which dams but I surmise he is referring mainly to Hazelmere which has been fishing extremely well laterly but I think it can apply to all dams.

Don't go alone to Nagle though...better to have a buddy or two with you.

Bass –The bass anglers are doing well in the shallow grassy areas. The bait fish breed prolifically in these areas and consequently bring in the big bass. These shallow areas will hold surprisingly large fish and the fishing in these areas can be explosive. One of the best baits in these areas is a floating frog. This fished on a stout rod with a decent baitcaster filled with braid will result in more fish landed. My combo would be the new Daiwa Strikeforce baitcaster, filled with 30lb J-Braid on a Daiwa Megaforce rod. The braid is there to help cut through the vegetation and land the hefty fish quickly so that they do not dive in to the weeds. Braid is also very direct so many people pull the lure out the fish’s mouth on the strike. It is very important to give the fish chance to turn with the frog before striking. It takes a bit of practice so do not be disheartened if you miss a few. If you do miss a surface strike, throw a weightless plastic in the area and you will often connect with the fish you missed.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 20th, 2018 03:04 am
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Thanks.

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