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We moved from the mountains to the ocean front (Gulf of Mexico), about a 3 hour drive.   I organized for a small boat to take us out, with our kayaks, to a corral reef and sand bar out in the Gulf.        James and I took the Cudas out for a spin, not knowing what we should be fishing for, exactly, but discovered a cool fish that you catch like a bass, and looks a little like one.    We had a great time with our jigs, spoons, and plugs.    They were small fish, from 1-3 pounds, but fought good for about 1 minute and then gave up.   We released them and moved around the reef looking for other fish.   I had a big barracuda chase my lure but didn’t commit.   It would have been quite appropriate to catch a big barracuda in my “cuda”.     I also had a few hits from a Tuna, but didn’t hook up.      We could stand up and see the rocks and coral easily making finding the casting spots easy.  Unlike in the freshwater, however, the fish move around so fast!   I could see fish fly by from time to time that seemed like they were going 30+ miles/hour and I didn’t have time to cast to them.     We ate lunch on the beach after a big paddle back ( James and I didn’t take the boat back) and had some awesome ceviche’ .     KC was going nuts all day at the beach, (after his boat ride and paddle in the Big Tuna with Kristine)  He adopted new families easily and began playing with their kids in the waves.    He was in the water for hours.

After we ate lunch we loaded the boats up again in hopes of an evening paddle on a river that flows into the gulf. …

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