This a picture of the boat I built in the Colombia River just below Bonneville Dam fishing for Shad today. We caught several hundred Shad. They are an absolute blast to catch, you catch a lot of them and they put up a great fight.
One of the challenges while on a 5-day fishing trip is maintaining my spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, prayer, scripture memory, and writing. We get up at 4:00 am, fish all day, come back where we are staying very tired knowing that 4:00 am is coming soon, and so it is so easy to skip, or greatly reduce my commitments. The problem is if you skip once, a second time is easier, and a third even easier, and then you are quickly back to being lukewarm and bearing no or little fruit for God.