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C.J. GEOTIS - Citizen Fishing Columnist

You never know (about the weather)… until you go (fishing)

There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is, I was 100 percent skunked for the first time in four years last week. The good news is, it’s been four years since the last time I got skunked. There’s a saying I really like, and it goes, “Quiet waters do not a sailor make.”[…]

Don’t take that ‘normal-sized’ fish for granted

Thank you to those who sent emails with kind words about the recent passing of my good friend, Capt. Bill from Orlando. Every now and then when something exciting happens in my life, I think, “I should call Bill and tell him about this.” I know this too shall pass in time, but it is[…]

I’m the last one left

My oldest and best-ever fishing buddy passed away last week. Bill Dalessandro, of Deltona, lost a tough battle against cancer at the age of 86. We’ve been fishing together for almost 30 years. When I had recently moved from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando and didn’t know anybody there, I joined a local fishing club and[…]

How far to the mahi-mahi? One mile per inch!

People ask me, “How’s the mahi mahi fishing, C.J.?” I reply, “It’s one mile per inch.” It seems like lately, if I fish 15 miles offshore, I’ll catch 15-inch mahi. If I fish 20 miles offshore, I’ll catch 20-inch mahi. And if I fish 30 miles offshore, I’ll catch 30-inch mahi. This has actually played[…]