SMB introduced in Lake Powell

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RatherBeFishing1

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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?
 

wayne gustaveson

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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.
 

Edward Gerdemann

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If ever a perfect smallmouth habitat was created, Lake Powell is it. I first saw Lake Powell back in the late 1970s and I wondered back then why smallmouth were never introduced. It looked like great habitat for them. Of course we now know that is the case. As a life-long smallmouth "junkie", I really appreciate this place!

Ed Gerdemann
 

RatherBeFishing1

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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.

Thanks for SMB and your time and dedication managing the Lake Powell fishery.
 
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