|Date of Report: Tuesday, 31st January 2017|
|Name: Robbie Olivier
Phone: 082 604 1651
The situation in KZN and it might apply to other provinces is that some big dams are low and still dropping while other dams have filled recently, especially the smaller dams on the farms.
For the former we generally go deep as the bass will tend to be on the thermocline and near the ledges and other points where there is cover to ambush bait fish.
Where the dams have recently filled with the margins full of grass the bait fish will have moved into this shallow water as it is full of food such as grass, insect life and tadpoles and the bass will follow the food. In the early mornings and evenings in poor light the bass tend to move around and as the sun gets higher they may move into shady areas as the water warms and you will need to approach carefully and spot where the bass are.
A good dam for fishing the margins – photo courtesy of Jonathan Boulton.