Well back from vacation had some nice time off the water. Yesterday I fished and things had gotten very tough since I was gone. We caught plenty of bait – mullet and nice pilchards. Though did not see any tarpon in the backcountry, caught several blacktip sharks. Then tried fishing with the pilchards and only had 2 snook bites out of about a dozen spots I fished. They really moved around! Today I had a half day and used some of the bait we caught yesterday that I kept on ice. Incoming tide and pretty weedy, not great conditions. We did not see any tarpon until the last 30 minutes. I saw a free jumper and we set up near him, saw another fish roll, and within 20 minutes we had one on! A nice fish almost 100 lbs. We also caught a couple saw fish which was cool and had a couple big barracudas grab baits and go airborn before cutting us off.