Paddlefield-1-Expeditions - 22:10Paddlefield #1, 'expeditions'. kayak fishing expeditions on the east coast of australia. created by josh holmes, featuring paulo, carl, holger, shep & rhett, as well as mackerel, tuna, trevally, marlin and more.
Paddlefield Trailer 2 - 02:07Teaser trailer for upcoming kayak fishing series by the creator of war on fish & yakass kayak fishing show. highlights include some great adventure island sailing and surf landing action, as well as lots of spectacular fishing, including holger's famous marlin catch at fraser island, nov 2012
Yakass Kayak Fishing Show #8: Surface Action - 22:47Yakass kayak fishing show: surface action. starring hobie adventure island trimaran yak, aussie salmon, spotty and spanish mackerel, snapper, mack and longtail tuna, sharks and josh holmes. nsw, australia 2012
Paddlefield trailer - 01:55Brief trailer showing some highlights from paddlefield, a free-to-web movie-length kayak fishing documentary from yakass.net and yakass coastal kayak fishing show founder, josh holmes. *for any questions and comments, go to yakass.net
YCKFS: E7 Fraser Isl Expedition '11 - 17:26Yakass coastal kayak fishing show episode 7: fraser isl expedition '11. 8 day kayak fishing odyssey on the west coast of fraser isl, nov 2011 * for any questions & comments, go to yakass.net
YCKFS:E6 Blades, Bibs 'n Jigs - 17:00Yakass coastal kayak fishing show episode 6: blades, bibs 'n jigs mackies, jewies and snapper caught from hobie adventure island while trolling rapala and williamson lures. nth coast nsw australia * for any questions & comments, go to yakass.net
Monster Mulloway - 08:21Teaser clip for yakass coastal kayak fishing show e6, proudly displaying one of my more impressive catches from my trusty hobie adventure island trimaran kayak. 127cm mulloway (jewfish) for the win! * for any questions & comments, go to yakass.net
Yakass Coastal Kayak Fishing Show E5: Welcome to winter - 22:50Winter gets off to a typical start on the nth coast of nsw, with plenty of fish caught from the kayak. in this episode i demonstrate how to use to cobb cooker to cook a roast while kayak camping... even on the back of the yak! also introduces the way i go about outfitting my kayak, featuring new bul ..
Yakass Coastal Kayak Fishing Show_e4 - 14:47Yakass coastal kayak fishing show episode 4: kayak fishing fumbles. starring bream, tailor, spotty/spanish mackerel and blacktip reef sharks. introduces hobie adventure island and it's various configurations and usage scenarios. * for any questions & comments, go to yakass.net
Yakass Rapala Magnum CD tribute - 01:59This clip is a short highlight reel showing off some of my better catches with rapala magnum countdown lures, with snippets of footage dating back from nov 2009 to early 2011. caught while trolling from a hobie adventure island trimaran on the east coast of australia, fish include snapper, trevally, ..
Yakass Coastal Kayak Fishing Show ep 3: Persistence - 17:17When the fishing is slow, it takes persistence to reap rewards. episode 3 demonstrates that nicely, covering two relatively challenging fishing weekends, both ending in glory. 2011 - the year of the mighty cobia! * for any questions & comments, go to yakass.net
Yakass Coastal Kayak Fishing Show: episode 2 - 12:45With fishing conditions being so crap on the east coast right now it took longer than expected to capture enough content to fill out an episode, but a semi fortunate trip south to hat head rocks produced results. * for any questions & comments, go to yakass.net
kayak fishing with sharks - 06:59Kayak fishing with sharks can be fun, hairy and sometimes even scary. this clip is a collection of some of my shark encounter kayak fishing experiences (higher resolution and re-edited), including various catches as well as a seriously close brush with a great white (watch to the end to see the best ..
Yakass e1p2 Fraser Isl Yak Fishing Expedition - 14:56Yakass coastal kayak fishing show - fraser isl kayak fishing expedition part 2. covers days 5-7 starring: adventure island trimaran kayaks, carl holland, holger goehr, josh holmes, paul o'leary, flathead, golden trevally, mackerel, bronze whaler shark, rapala lures, nitro rods, & okuma reels * for ..
Yakass e1p1 Fraser Isl Yak Fishing Expedition - 12:37Yakass coastal kayak fishing show - fraser isl kayak fishing expedition part 1. (to be continued) starring: adventure island trimaran kayaks, carl holland, holger goehr, josh holmes, paul o'leary, flathead, golden trevally & spanish mackerel, rapala lures, nitro rods, & okuma reels * for any questi ..
yakass coastal kayak fishing show - pilot - 06:54Pilot episode for yakass coastal kayak fishing show this clip is a teaser of sorts for the 1st series of yakass, the spiritual successor to war on fish. new hardware, new software, new style. future renditions will include real-time digitally recorded narration, as well as majority footage from an e ..
Kayak fishing has come a long way from it's origins when kayaks were invented for hunting some 4000 years ago, with the real evolution emerging in the past decade. In it's contemporary form 'yak fishing' has evolved with innovative and high tech creations that have taken it from being a fringe pursuit to a fully-fledged mainstream sport - one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the world - a fact no truer than here in Australia.
Anyone who has used a Hobie Adventure Island extensively knows that depending on the conditions, they can account for a rather wet ride. Its not uncommon for water to rush over the deck and at times the bow can submarine briefly, which can submerge the bow hatch completely. If the hatch isn't perfectly sealed (and there are minor variances in different hulls) this will result in a small intake of water. A long day in such conditions can eventually amount to a lot of water getting in. This is one of the reasons I installed a removable rechargeable bilge pump recently. But lets face it - prevention is always better than cure. Scott and I put our heads together to come up with just such a thing - here's what we arrived at:
I've been on he lookout for a new and worthy open-water kayak fishing Personal Floatation Device (PFD) of late and when it comes to safety vests I've become increasingly picky over the years. Most of the lifevests I have inspected in that time haven't even come remotely close to meeting my standards of today. Call me old-fashioned, but I simply don't think a PFD is something that should be skimped on. Fortunately for my snobbish ways, Kokatat do manufacture a range of very high quality vests, using genuine Cordura fabric, YKK zips, Gaia foam, and constructed with an attention to detail that is simply lost on most manufacturers of today.
The SLH manual pump livewell kit is a package put together designed to simplify the creation of a fail-proof kayak fishing livewell using almost any cooler box. This video (starring Scott Lovig and directed & edited by myself) introduces the manual pump livewell concept, the SLH kit and a instructional guide on installation.
I've written up a new and more in-depth guide for the SLH website on Hobie's pedal-powered kayak propulsion system, the illustrious Miragedrive. It is a multi-part article that covers basic usage tips as well as a run down on maintenance and servicing. It should prove to be insightful reading for anyone looking for tips on how to look after their drive and keep it in good reliable working order.
Ever since it was released, Hobie's Adventure Island has always run the furling line through a cleat and fairlead on the starboard side of the crossbar. This is the very same side that the mainsheet runs through, just a few inches apart. The downside to this arrangement is that it means that both lines dangle about around to the right of the Miragdrive. I've long been thinking of ways to change this, without having to tap new threads in the crossbar to swap over the furling line cleat and fairlead. Today I nailed it.
Perhaps the most neglected item that most kayak fishermen ignore is some form of bilge removal system. This is ironic because if one was to undertake a sea-kayaking course, it is one of the first things an instructor would advise you to get. Of those that do, many will try to get away with a sponge, bailing bucket or hand-operated pump. In many cases these will suffice and at the very least better than having nothing. But for open ocean kayakers it's not just a simple matter of having one of these items, because all of them require opening a hatch to begin the removal process. Thats all well and good unless the water is so sloppy that waves are crashing over the deck, in which case there's a very real chance water will get in faster than you can get it out.
In a recent rant I mentioned that I had decided not to use a fish finder on my newly rigged AI, citing weight, clutter and reliability (for open ocean kayak fishing) as concerns. I've given this topic a lot of thought since then and have looked around for a compromise - a means to achieve depth sounding without the need for a sounder mounted onto my kayak. Without question, it is always useful to know what sort of depth you're in. But in my case at least, rarely has it been vital to be able to detect fish or decipher bottom surface readings.