"Recently I recieved a very polite email from a young man desiring to become a contractor out here in Afghanistan. He had found several of my posts on Afghanistan and US Government contracting and got in touch with me with some very good questions. I thought it would be interesting to discuss it and perhaps help a few of you out with some pointers."
I've written down a few helpful hints and put together a checklist for anyone interested.
Man, I'll be on this all day. I doubt it will be well organised, but you'll get what I feel as it comes to me.
I was already well into my day when the first reports at 0630 started filtering in.
"Psst... They got Bin Laden!"
I went to the Tactical Operations Center and spun up the Centrix.
Then I went to the news channels.
No surprise, it's all over the news lines. Jeez, how do they get it so quick!
A Special Operations team went in with orders to bring him out dead or alive. They brought him out dead, and did it with no casualties.
I hope they bury him ass to Mecca, that mass murdering, goat screwing Son of a Bitch. Remember that almost 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, most in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and heroic Flight 93. May Bin Laden and all his evil spawn burn in hell for eternity. Right now I am satisfied that his life has ended in a hail of well deserved bullets as he pissed and shit himself like the coward he is.
I put up a picture of his body, but decided to take it down, it's enough that we all know he's dead.
Interesting tidbit: On May 1st, 1945 Adolf Hitler was confirmed dead, and surprise May 1st, 2011 Bin Laden confirmed deader than a damned doornail!
Across the Nation, fishermen are out on the water. They're going after Bass that are bedding in the shallows, Tarpon off the breakers, chasing walleye out west, and all the other gamefish in rivers and lakes. And regardless of your location, dollars to doughnuts there's bream and sunnys galore!
I called home last night only to be regaled by Blake over the great fishing he's been enjoying the last few weeks. It sounded almost too good to be true, but I have tons of pictures Mom has sent me over the last few weeks to prove it.
Blake and I discussed some of his secrets, and he was willing to share them with us.
Think about this: Fish spend most of their time cruising around and looking upwards for the next bit of chow. Make it easy on them! Put your bait or lure slightly above where you think they are. If your fishing live bait, grubs, worms, or crickets, set up your bobber so the bait is above where you think the fish are hanging. If you know or can see some cover set yourself up so the bait floats by a few inches below the top of the cover, and adjust it on subsequent casts so it's a little deeper each time. Once you're in the fish, you will know what depth they're holding at.
BTW, bobber fishing is fun no mater what your age, especially when we are talking panfish. Nothing like ultralight fishing and hand sized, lunker bream inhaling mealworms under a bobber!
You know, it's pretty easy to raise your own grubs in a bucket filled with fermented cracked corn. Mind you that the hogs may get to it first, but you could kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. Mash to attract hogs, and grubs to catch fish with. Probably do a post on that later though.
Crankbaits are Blake's favorite hard sided lures. He says it is really important to know what the water looks like before you make your first cast. If the water is all churned up, dirty, or silty, it's important to use a deep diving crankbait that bumps and grinds into and over the bottom, making plenty of noise and letting fish home in on the offering. When the water is clear Blake says presentation and colors are more important.