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 ..
I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of heading out on an AI kayak fishing trip with Geoff Williams in Jervis Bay today, the pair of us launching from Murray's beach ramp at around 6AM. It took longer than expected but eventually we both found ourselves with inked yaks and a squid each on board, with which we then took off towards Bowen Island in order to offer them to the fish gods. Snapper and Kingfish were our targets. One out of two aint bad.
Geoff pulled in a nice panned sized reddie with a fish-carved shape from a chunk of squid hood fed onto a jighead, which I'd earlier suggested he try, fishing it like a soft plastic. Long time readers might recall me discussing this technique on Yakabout 5 years or so ago - 'squidplastics' is the phrase I gave it back then. It worked for him to, this reddie being the best fish pulled in for the day. He concentrated his efforts on the north end of Bowen, while I did a quick pass with a lure (to no avail) and then moved on to Middle Ground. It was here that I met my mortal enemy and eternal nemesis: evil, EVIL Pike.
Pike. I hate em. For the uninitiated, take it from anyone who is, these are the smelliest, stinkiest fish in the sea - they are the perennial smelly skunks of the ocean. They are so damned bad that even if they come anywhere near you, you will smell like one. If you make the mistake of letting one touch you, you'll smell like one for at least a day (depending on how often you shower). I'm told they are fabulous bait and in a way I can understand why - they have such a strong smell, there's no way anything could possibly swim near it and not become aware of it. So that makes sense. But to me they smell so damned bad that only the thought of rigging or carving one for bait is traumatic enough. And I think to myself, man, these smell so damned bad that even other fish wouldn't want to touch them surely. So rather than entertain thoughts of bringing one aboard to stink me up more than I already am by even bringing it to the side of the yak, I just try and shake them off the hook without having to touch them.
So when I hooked my first one, imagine my horror when I saw that it been impaled by all three barbs from the rear treble from a Rapala X-Rap (please Rapala, don't cancel my sponsorship for admitting these lures also catch Pike), meaning that I really had no choice now but to grab the fish by hand to give me better control so I could remove it without killing it. Soon after I caught another, this time hooked at both mouth and body with both trebles, so once again, I had to handle the damned thing to get it off safely. So now I really stunk of pike!
By now I had found middle ground and it was here that I deployed the squid whole on a 2-hook rig (one at the top and another at the bottom of the hood) only to encounter my second greatest enemy... the Leatherjacket! Dammit, I hate leatherjackets... I just hate em! They are the pesky piranhas of the ocean and when encountered in numbers, will demolish a bait or soft plastic lures by death of a thousand bites. A bit like the chinese fabled 'death by a thousand cuts' only a hundred times faster. Fortunately I was able to retrive some remains to put onto a jighead. I never did get to try it out though, because by now conditions were slowly building (wind and water) so I made my way back to Gregs position at the island.
We'd been seeing humpbacks most of the morning, with a lot of activity on the north east corner, which is where I found Geoff fishing when I got back. Upon meeting up we agreed now was a good time to bail out, with clouds rolling in and waters chopping up. Right as we were about to turn back a whale popped up to say goodbye, it's massive pectoral fin waving towards us. It wasn't quite the fitting end we were looking for, but it would have to do.