We had the Tauranga Boys High pupils and teachers last week, and their 3 days summed up the fishing at present. First day was ok, second good, third bad. Conditions were slightly worse on Wednesday, but the fish, for no obvious reason, were right off the bite.
Saturday, we went outside Motiti and had another toughy, no shortage of sign, but they were biting for a very short time. A couple of pods of dolphin, the first ones we've seen this season, came up and played around the boat , so that was a bonus, and the conditions were excellent also.
A bit frustrating from my point of view, but you can't make them bite when they don't want to, unfortunately.
Sunday we tried the Pinnacles and thankfully had a good day, lots of current, but the tarakihi, good sized fish too, went well for most of the day.
We had a few barracuda come up, all of them were full of krill, which possibly is some of the reason the fish are fussy. They're just not that hungry.