Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 41; No. 4 - FALL 2017 - Page 5

Editor’s Notes With flood waters still rising in some areas in early September, our hearts go out to all the citizens of TX and the other states that were impacted by “Harvey”, whether it was in the stage of a hurricane or tropical storm. The potential for high winds are always expected from a hurricane, but the rainfalls predicted to be delivered by Harvey to broad regions of Texas were something that just seemed too incredible to be true. Even seasoned weather broadcasters seemed stunned by the forecast they had just sited based on the rainfall forecasts that storm models predicted. Yet, days of pouring rains set new records as Harvey stalled, and then set the bar much lower for the devastation potential that can be delivered from Mother Nature. Now, with another hurricane headed west (Irma) we can only pray that it takes a turn to the north and stays in the Atlantic. While it’s not unprecedented for successive storms to come ashore, think Katrina and Rita, another hurricane now, just about anywhere on the Texas or Louisiana coast, would be devastating beyond belief and something too scary to ponder for long. There’s no doubt that many of our readers are going to miss the initial delivery of their Fall issue and those that buy it at tackle stores or on the newsstand may have difficulty finding the magazine depending on what area they live in. As far as possible we will try to replace lost copies at no expense to our readers. Another option, is to go online with phone or computer and download the digital version of the Fall issue. We will be making this issue’s digital issue free to all who would like to download. There will be a link on the Gulf Coast Fisherman website to the free download. On another sad note, “The Fly Guy” department editor, Pete Cooper, Jr. passed away on July 4. Pete was an expert author of saltwater related fishing books and held several Louisiana State flyfishing records. He had written for Gulf Coast Fisherman close to 25 years. Pete loved flyfishing in his adopted state of Louisiana with his fishing buddies in western Louisiana he found after being displaced from Buras by Katrina. He’ll be sorely missed by family, friends and his long time readers here. Order Your 2018 Advance Planning Wall Calendar Today! Order form located on page 35 of this issue of Gulf Coast Fisherman . First shipments begin mid to late November. Texas Coastal Property For Sale MLS 11332 MLS 11333 262 Dolphin Drive, Port Alto Dolphin Drive, Port Alto Beautiful waterfront 3/2 home in Port Alto on the Texas Gulf Coast. Lots of windows and massive deck overlook bulkheaded canal that leads to Carancahua Bay. Water and sewer through Sunilandings Utilities. Texas Gulf Coast bulkheaded lot (62’ X 113’) on canal in Port Alto. Water and sewer through Sunilandings Utilities. Adjacent to MLS 11332 Debbie Davis (361) 746-0170 “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely...” Proverbs 10:9 Serving Your Real Estate Needs Debra S. Davis, GRI 361-552-0170 dstarrdavis@gmail.com OCTOBER • NOVEMBER • DECEMBER 2 0 1 7 5