Oceans For Emotions: The art of being a true fisherman

By Elaine Wheat
March 21, 2014 at midnight
Updated March 20, 2014 at 10:21 p.m.

"And He saith unto them, 'Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.'" - Matthew 4:19

If you love fishing, you are going to fish. If you are going to fish, you are probably going to catch something. I promise that you will catch more fish than someone who does not fish at all.

Even though spring brings low tides and lots of wind, a true fisherman or fisherwoman will still fish.

The more you know about fishing, the higher the probability you are going to catch more fish. So you study more about fishing to learn.

A fisherman or fisherwoman has to know where the fish go in the springtime. I think I will fish in my lucky spots where I have caught fish before during this time of year.

I love to watch a true fisherman go to the bait store and gaze at the artificial baits. I like to watch the same lust in his eyes and imagine it's the same look in his woman's eyes as she goes to the jewelry store and shops for what she wants.

Another factor this time of year is murky water. I think I will fish with live shrimp or cracked crab and hope a few trout, reds or flounder will see my bait.

A true fisherman fishes when it is too hot to mow the grass or too windy to keep his spit from blowing back on him. The fisherman or fisherwoman wonders if the waterspout is really going to make into a tornado or blow itself out and then decides which way to run.

Dear Lord, I confess that I am a fisherperson. I love fishing just as You and Your disciples did. Help me to learn more about fishing every day and let me know when to be smart enough to run from the water spout. Help me to follow you, Lord, and be a fisher of men.



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