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 ..
Naturally I've already started fielding questions about which lures I'm going to be focused on using during my upcoming solo kayak fishing expedition and no doubt this will continue long after the trip is over. To pre-empt that somewhat and provide somewhere that I can quickly point the eternally curious to I thought I'd compile a quick list of the lures I'm packing and why.
It'll come as no surprise to anyone who's watched my Rapala Magnum CD Highlight reel video clip that these will be my go-to lure for the most part. Alongside a good collection of CD's (a variety of colours in 14 and 18cm models) there are also a few Magnum X-Raps for good measure. Both models seem equally adept at catching fish and are particularly well suited to trolling at higher speeds. Considering I'll be sailing most of the time it follows that I'll be trolling most of the way. Time and again these have proven themselves to be ideal for trolling from kayaks at a wide range of speeds, which is precisely what I need. Expect to see me pulling in some good fish with these.
As evidenced in my latest YKFS video clip, I've found a another particularly effective trolling lure in the Maxrap, which with it's shallower diving depths makes for an excellent attractant for surface fish. I'm expecting to encounter plenty of shallow water along the way and there'll be times when I'll be replacing the CD's or Xraps with these. There'll also be other times when I'll use the Maxraps in tandem alongside them to, especially when I'm intentionally exploring various depths to see where the fish are lurking. Also because the Maxraps cast beautifully, so they double as a useful lure to cast into surface activity such as baitball feeding frenzies, or dark torpedo shapes darting about just a few feet down.
Most of the larger hardbody trolling lures will be packed away in a large waterproof resistant box (bottom centre of image), safely tucked away in a drybag inside the hull. Each day I'll be starting out with a hand full of them in my 'Go to' box (top left in image), which I'll have stored easily accessible somewhere on deck. If things go according to plan each day, I shouldn't need to have to access my stash of lures stored within the hull while on the water. Besides... I'll have more than just my grab box within reach and nor will I be using larger trolling lures exclusively. Before moving on from trolling based lures, of course I included some skirt styled lures as well - the very same 'tuna catcher' model from Williams, which appeared to be a bit of a hit with the spanish mackerel at fraser Isl last year. I'll be pulling these out when the wind really gets going and speeds are optimal. The wrap that I have these stored in will be shoved into the waterproof gear bag attached to the back of my skipper seat.
Also stored here is a medium size Plano waterproof box (shown left in image) containing an assortment of other lures, from Storm Thunderblades to Rapala Rippin Raps, Slashbaits and poppers, all of which are intended for casting at surface action or fishing the surface and shallow waters, as well as reefy patches in hope of pulling out a coral trout. Many of these lures could also be trolled to good effect, in shallower waters, or for surface fish, or otherwise in a pre-determined 'match the hatch' attempt.
I'm also packing a small but reliable collection of soft plastic lures that which will be employed for casting at structure and activity as well as jigging around reef. Packaged in a heavy duty waterproof satchel are large plastics such as Silstar stickbaits (which I've had success with on snapper in the past and Carl with spanish at Fraser Isl 2011), medium sized Storm Wildeye swimbait shads and smaller pro minnows (that look suspiciously like anchovies and bluebait). To compliment these staples I have a few small curltail grubs and worm like plastics (also from Storm) which might be put to good use at creek mouths or in very calm drifting conditions.
Overall I am carrying twice as many lures as have done for previous expeditions, which makes sense given I think it's duration will be at least twice as long. I very much doubt I'll go through them all but if I do, at the very least that will have meant the fish were really on! Either way, I'm confident I'll be catching good fish!