09/14/10
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives (See Below)
2.    Mahogany Duns
3.    Little Yellow Stoneflies
4.    Slate Drakes
5.    Needle Stoneflies
6.    Little Yellow Quills
7.    Ants
8.    Inchworms
9.    Beetles
10.  Grasshoppers
11.  Hellgrammite
12.  Craneflies
13.  Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)

Latest Gulf Of Oil Report - What did I tell ya?
Do you remember how quick the oil problem from the BP spill went away"? In my last
article about this terrible tragedy, I warned that what you were hearing on the news
about the oil just going away was not the truth. It doesn't take a scientist to know
that most of the oil that BP and the United States Government said just magically
disappeared into thin air is really at the bottom of the sea floor. Since most people
will believe the new media, it will take scientist to prove it and it appears they are
well on their way. They have found oil as deep as two inches on the bottom of the
canyon with dead shrimp under it. They have found it as far away as eighty miles
from the rig that sank.

One of many articles about this:

What happened to the millions of gallons of dispersant's that was placed in the Gulf
of Mexico to "help sink" the oil? I guess we are supposed to believe it just magically
disappeared along with the oil.
It appears to me to have worked just like it was
planned to work. It sank the oil on the surface well enough to convince the
public that BP and your Federal Government took care of the problem
. Both
the dispersant and the oil will continue to damage the Gulf and most all the plants
and animals that live in it for many years to come. I said that BP will never pay for
the cost of fixing the problem. I also said they didn't have enough money to fix the
problem. It's impossible for them or the U. S. Government to fix the problem and
damage to the Gulf. These recent findings are just a beginning of what will continue
to be discovered for years to come.

It will take a long time and many test and studies to get the real truth about what
damage has been done to the reef, pelagic and migratory species of fish in the Gulf
of Mexico. I know the members of the big game fishing clubs along the Gulf such as
the New Orleans Big Game Club, Orange Beach Big Game Club, Pensacola Big
Game Club and others have little knowledge of it. All of their big game fishing
tournaments were cancelled for the year.

It's back to the title of the last article I wrote about this. Apparently, "What you don't
know, want hurt you", or "Out of sight, out of mind".

We can see the oil along the beaches and estuaries along the coast. We can see it
when it covers the wildlife and birds. That will make headlines every day. However,
an area the size of a couple of states in the Gulf of Mexico, so far, has only been
seen from the window of an airplane. The only thing visible has been the surface of
the water. Since BP sank the oil from the surface with our government's approval,
the surface looks great.

Clarification:
What I think isn't any more important than what anyone else thinks but since I am
and have written about it, let me get the following straight. I am not for closing the oil
rigs down in the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere else at this time. As long as good, strict
but reasonable safety regulations are followed, I'm against holding up the
construction of new oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico. It was an overall total failure of BP
that caused the problem. It was an overall failure on our government's part, under
both the Republican and Democrat administrations by the way, to closely regulate
what was going on with the BP drilling that failed.  

We must have oil rigs in U. S. waters in order to compete in the global economy.
Without them, we are strictly relying on the Middle East and I don't trust that
situation at all. Most everyone agrees with me on that point. At the same time I do
think we should be doing everything possible to create alternative energy solutions
as fast as we possible can. When that is accomplished, we can eliminate all drilling
for oil on land and sea, and we should stop it. Meantime, we don't have what it takes
to do without oil and if we destroy our economy over it, we never will. Not only that,
but even worse, we will be putting our national security at risk. I certainly don't want
to pretend to know much more than what I just wrote. I received email complaining
that I was against drilling and that isn't the case, at least not at the present time.




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