We’ve been inundated with images of Katrina’s wrath. Flooded streets with floating bodies drifting through poor New Orleans neighborhoods, burning buildings and the bald spot on the Superdome’s roof. Yet, the wetlands that buffer New Orleans from the Gulf have been missing from photo spreads. But the damage is immense. That one storm is estimated to have caused 50 years worth of erosion, according to a new report. And the waterways have been widened by a third...And the Gulf coast has moved inland up to a quarter mile in places...Surprisingly, though, the fishing has been great. Many locals that still have a house and a boat are reporting some of the best runs of red drum in years. This could be because the new underwater topography is better suited for holding bait and thus game fish. Large sloughs and deep channels were cut by Katrina's storm surge.