I found your summary of the first SMB in Lake Powell very interesting.
Were other SMB planted or did today’s great fishing come from those original 500 fish?
Once the bass were in the lake it was a done deal. We raised smallmouth at the Wahweap hatchery from 1982-1989 when it was determined that the population was lakewide and self supporting so no more stocking was needed.
I caught a nice 2.5 pounder yesterday in clear water.