outdoortruths 02 300KENTUCKY (2/15/14) –The bass fishing tournaments are getting ready to start with a vengeance.

Once they begin, each weekend will offer another opportunity to fish for money.

All bass tournaments have pretty much the same rules; two fishermen; one boat; the five biggest fish by weight, win.

Some men will literally come to blows in pursuing first prize. And first prize can be worth lots of money even in the smaller tournaments.

As I have said before these types of events touch both the competitive and outdoorsy side of men. It’s enough fun to fish but add in beating somebody in the process and winning cash to do it, makes it an addictive potion.

Most of the time each team will spend the first few hours on the water just trying to catch any size fish. The immediate goal is to get five fish in the boat. After (or if) that is accomplished, the goal changes.

Now it’s time to cull the smaller ones that are already in the live well for bigger replacements.

Remember, it’s the five heaviest fish.

Sometimes the technique changes just for the purpose of perhaps catching less fish but bigger ones. Again, the lesser ones get tossed back in when a better quality one is caught. And there are occasions when some good fish are thrown back be-cause a great one is caught.

Our life is somewhat like these bass tournaments.

We know that we only have room for so many things in our live well.

Each one of these can be of little or great importance.

Our life’s pursuit and God’s desire for us is to constantly add something that has a greater value than what we already have.

What we have to remember, however, is sometimes we must get rid of something that is of great worth in order to add something else that is priceless. This decision always comes with a mixed sense of both loss and excitement. As we mature we understand that it just has to be that way.

It’s just like that exercise shirt that you once wore that said, “No Pain; No Gain.”

This is so true… But never forget that what you give up now will not seem so great a sacrifice when you get to the weigh-in.

These types of sacrifices will always put you in the money.

Gary Miller Outdoor Truths
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Gooch Named to Electricity Task Force

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/28/15) — House Speaker Greg Stumbo has named two House members, one from each of the state's major… Read More

Reconstruction of U.S. 60/Wendell Ford Expressway at Owensboro 30 Percent Complete

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (5/28/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is making good progress on a major… Read More
1 DOW 18,036.63
-89.49 (-0.49%)    
2 S&P 2,111.64
-9.15 (-0.43%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,082.17
-15.81 (-0.31%)    

Most Read This Week

May 23, 2015 8010

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 6782

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 4829

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3818

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 27, 2015 3592

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10989

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 8010

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 28, 2015 4829

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1569

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1285

Livingston Street, Hanson Rezoning Request…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1043

Dawson Springs Woman Charged on Drug Offenses, DUI

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 979

Teens Injured When Vehicle Crashes into Tree

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 756

Slaughters Student, Madisonville Faculty Member…

by Joyce Riggs
May 28, 2015 753

Southside Elementary Wins $30,000 in National…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 680

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
May 28, 2015 618

'The Patrick Rudd Project' Encourages Community…

by Ron Sanders