Well first things first, you need to choose from two basic kits,(that is if you do not already have your own),the bait casting kit or the spinning kit.
Then there is the correct reel and rod combination. A fisherman builds a bond with his reel and rod. You don’t want to purchase a new rod or reel or both every few months. When choosing a rod keep in mind the rod length, action and power, line guides and rod handles. Also when choosing a reel consider the materials, the spool, gear ratio, ball bearings and line capacity.
When it comes to the fishing line the monofilament (plain ol’ gut) is the most popular choice. It is very important not to have a line that is too thin since you will most likely be fishing heavy cover. It won’t be funny if you lose your prize fish just because your line couldn’t handle a little snag!
The lure. Baits can be categorised to soft plastic, spinner, crank baits and inline spinners. The hook size, weights, bait size and colour, blade combinations and depth range should be taken into account.
Where to go Bass fishing?
Both the largemouth and the small-mouth Bass species thrive in South African waters. Bass live in water ranging from crystal clear to dark as cocoa, relating to weeds and brush, rocks and docks, roots and timber, grass and rip rap. In Spring time Bass spawn on shallow beds and as it gets warmer the fish tend to be drawn to weeds. During the hottest part of the season the Bass go deep and where there is no deep water the fish will hunker down in the shade of any cover they can get. Bronkhorstspruit dam is an easily accessible dam located south of the town of Bronkhorstspruit. Bass of 2 to 3 kg have been caught although the average is closer to 1 kg. Some excellent Largemouth Bass have been caught here and bank fishing potential is possible on most of the dam. It is +- 60 kilometers from Pretoria.
Bass live in water ranging from crystal clear to dark as cocoa.
You know how and you know where, the rest is up to you!