Kapiti Island 23/09/17

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baitless
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:50 pm

Hi Guys/Gals,

Launched yesterday morning at 0545 from Paraparaumu Boat Club for a mission across to the northern end of Kapiti Island for an early season Kingi mission. It took 60min to paddle the 8km in the old Stealth 525 and with bait balls showing on the sounder things were looking promising :D . However after a couple of hours of jigging, all I had to show was numerous "Barrys" and KY :( . I spent the remainder of the morning exploring "Boulder Bank" up to Tokahaki Pt and whilst I missed my only opportunity at a school of Kingies, I did manage to snare dinner in the form of a couple of decent Blue Cod. With the water temp hovering around 13.5 I reckon it will be a couple weeks more until the Kingies show up in better numbers. By midday the tide was turning, the NW wind was building and I needed to get back in time to vote. So I put the foot down and with a large amount of assistance from the elements :rofl: I covered the 8km back to the boat club in 45min :y: .

Cheers,

JT
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Achilles
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:21 pm

Awesome work. Great trip report, bloody good photos. Didn't get your target species but sounds like a great day on the water anyway. Conditions looked mint!!
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Snow Goose
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:34 pm

Couple blue cod and a few kahawai sound lime a fun day to me! I'm even a bit jealous.

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baitless
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:19 pm

Cheers guys. Keen to get back out there next time the tides and wind align ;) :y: :clap:

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:27 pm

That's a fair bloody paddle Justin. Cheers Rob H

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:42 pm

Well done mate, that's a good paddle!

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Achilles
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Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:14 pm

How do you access you marine charts? - I hunt around on google maps a fair bit, but having the contour lines is bloody awesome. What are the contour lines set at on that chart?
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Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:39 pm

Looks like a Navionics sonar chart to me

baitless
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Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:40 pm

Achilles wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:14 pm
How do you access you marine charts? - I hunt around on google maps a fair bit, but having the contour lines is bloody awesome. What are the contour lines set at on that chart?
Hi Achilles,

Try this link mate: https://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en#b ... ctxj%60%40

Ensure that the map is set to "sonar" via the button shaped like a circle with 3 x curved lines in the bottom left of the screen.

Cheers,

JT

Achilles
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:32 am

Thanks man, that is brilliant, you have opened my eyes. The charts on my chart plotter are awesome, but being able to sit in front of the computer plotting and scheming while I wait for this weather to finish with us is awesome! Cheers.
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