What is fishing nirvana? How about the possibility of hooking any one of 10 sport fish on every cast at the huge fishery known as Lake Powell? And you want size? How about striped bass swimming the massive Colorado River impoundment closing in on the world angling record of 78 pounds? Bass in the striped, largemouth and smallmouth variety call Glen Canyon National Recreation Area home. So do thick black crappie and bluegill as well as hungry channel catfish and the occasional northern pike and even some tiger muskie. Fishing nirvana indeed.
Every year as the crappie spawn draws to close, anglers must choose whether to keep searching for crappie or move on to other species that crowd the banks in early summer. According to Todd Huckabee, professional crappie fisherman and full-time guide, the crappie haven't moved nearly as far as one might think.