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C.J. GEOTIS - Citizen Fishing Columnist

Grandmama, what big teeth you have

The bad news is, the winter winds are still blowing and folks in small boats, like me, have to pick their fishing days carefully. I have no problem running my 23-foot boat in less than perfect conditions but riding up and down four- to six-foot seas gets old quickly. I[…]

Another year, another fish story

Another year has come to an end. How does this happen so fast? My dad, God rest his soul, said the years will go faster as I get older. I don’t like that. It means I must be really old, because the years are flying by. I have only one[…]

Wintertime fishing — good and bad

Well, here we are, in the middle of winter fishing. I’m almost embarrassed to say the word “winter” when I talk about Florida Keys’ fishing. But that’s the way it is. Things are different in the winter here. For instance, the tinkling you here in the winter might not be[…]

Ballyhoop? What’s a Ballyhoop?

I’ve been waiting to write this story for several weeks. Basically, I bought a Ballyhoop and the first time I used it, I loved it. Then, work schedules, bad weather, honey-dos, rough water and days where I could not attract a ballyhoo to the EP-2 if my life depended on[…]