Fishing tip of the week

Summer big baits
by Mike Gerry

As we slowly move on with summer, it can be a time of year where size matters. At no time during the fishing year is the size of your bait more important than now. The difference is that most people go with small baits in the summer; however, if you’re wanting to catch big quality bass, fish with big baits like 7-inch swim baits, 3/4 oz. jigs with large trailers that give the jig a bulky look, 3/4 to 1 oz. spinner baits with large willow leaf blades. Defy the norm and work with size to achieve size in your catch.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Secondary victims
by Teresia Smith

At Crisis Services of North Alabama, we talk a lot about people who have experienced traumatic events such as sexual assault and domestic violence, as we should, because they need our attention. Today, I want to ask, what about the secondary victims — the friends, family, and loved ones — of the survivor? What can we do to help them as they cope with the difficulties of trying to help their loved one cope with a painful event?

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Thoughts from The Bible

The faithfulness of God
by Sarah Wooten Corinth Missionary Baptist Church.

When you think of the word faithful, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Many people think of a marriage, where one spouse remains faithful to the other. Or perhaps a friend that has stuck with you through thick and thin. But, what do we mean when we say that God is faithful?

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Fishing tip of the week

Retrieve speed
Some things in the heat of the summer just can’t be ignored, and retrieving speed is critical during the summer. One of the most critical things that people do wrong, when they have trouble catching fish, is how quickly you retrieve your bait while fishing!

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Can you ever be happy again after traumatic life events?
Is it possible to be happy again after experiencing trauma? How do you heal from traumatic life events? You start to wonder if it’s even possible or where to start. You wonder if you’ll ever be happy again. Most people are not strangers to trauma.

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