I have fished lake powell for about the last 5 years in a row. This year I noticed a distinct and severe decrease in size of the small mouth bass we caught. I also noticed the size of the handful of walleye we caught were also way down. but I think we only caught 5 or so between the 3 of us. We primarily fish from the rincon to hole in the rock in and around that general area. Last year the small mouth fishing was insane with times where every case would catch a fish or at least get a bite. But the fish were much larger size generally then. Its been said the small mouth population is too much and unhealthy, I think I agree with that. It has been suggested we take some small mouth and harvest them, I personally don't really like to eat fish. So this got me thinking. What if we took the live small mouth bass we caught and simply dumped them into the middle of the main channel? Wouldn't they stand a good change of being eaten the the stripers and thus help the striper population? plus we wouldn't be wasting these smaller fish.