Just a few pics of our trip to Renosterkop dam last year on the 25th of September 2010 (coming up again soon). What a place, the water was boiling with fish and a monkey with a handline could have caught a few good ones. some advice:
Lures: Flukes, natural colours
Technique: weightless, ANY action
Structure: upright reeds coinciding with water lilies or other surface vegetation, Fishing into open water between isolated reed patches also yielded good results.
Weather: warm to hot
Water: warm and clear
Time: All day
Just some additional advice: Don’t be afraid to use large hooks for bass, I have to admit that my hook-up ratio seems higher with big solid hooks, AND I use them to weight my flukes better, giving them a little more life in the water without the need to apply split shots, especially when the fish are ever so slightly deeper. Give it a try and let me know what happens.