Hurricane Harvey unleashed Mother Nature’s furry On Rockport Texas in late August 2017. It’s been difficult to look at the destruction and focus on my job, hence this late update. It’s mid-October now and it’s taken me this long to find my words, but I have found them. Rockport TX took a big hit but I’m happy to say that Rockport is still here and so are the fish! Much of my time has been consumed with recovery but I’ve dipped my feet into the water with each opportunity and I keep finding surprises in terms of fish and new habitat. Unlike the terrestrial landscape, the changes in marine habitat are subtle yet noticeable to the trained eye. I say this, but not in a negative way. A storm such as Harvey flushes, cleans and removes decade’s worth of stagnant water. You could say that Hurricane Harvey actually revitalized the bays. Despite the initial obstacles and debris, the marine ecosystems surrounding the Rockport, TX area needed a flushing and that’s exactly what they received. Each time I escape to the bay, I’m finding fish in both new and old haunts. This invigorates my soul and keeps me grounded in times of turmoil. I’m truly blessed to have my profession, my job and my life; Rockport Strong, Rockport Live On! Maybe it’s time you invigorate your soul? Just give me a shout and we’ll go fish!
– Rockport, TX Fishing Guide, Johan Coombs