Watch thousands of fish being airdropped into Utah Lake

Watch thousands of fish being airdropped into Utah Lake

Is anyone interested in fly fishing?

For those of you who have cast a line and thought to themselves, “This is great, but I wish fish were flying out of the sky instead,” I have some great news for you. If you want to reinvent the term “fly fishing,” all you have to do is take a trip to Utah when the state restocks its lakes.

When necessary, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will drop thousands of fish into their lakes via plane, and they are as fun to watch as you can imagine. With the touch of a button, a load of fish and water is dropped from the sky over bodies of water, and this has to be the most exciting (or terrifying) thing to ever happen in a fish’s life.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources claims that such drops are less stressful to the fish, although I would ask the fish and see what they have to say about it. Airdropping is also believed to be more cost effective and less time consuming than other methods (such as the patented and proven fish tube).

Only smaller weight fish are able to make these drops, because the air pressure allows them to almost “float” into the water below. Larger fish will likely not survive falling into the water, although fish are dropped with water from an airplane to reduce the impact (in theory). The Department of Wildlife officially guarantees that fish dropped from a moving plane have a 95-99% chance of survival, and unofficially reports that 95% of them have a great time.

Dropping thousands of fish from the air is certainly interesting. If you haven’t seen it before, you should watch the video below, which is titled:

“Have you ever wondered what it’s like to repopulate fish in a lake? This video from Utah wildlife officials shows the amazing process. According to Reuters, Utah has been using aerial fish restocking methods since the 1950s to stock more than 200 remote lakes.

These fish either spend the time of their lives on their way to the bottom, or they have mini heart attacks. Someone in the response section compared it to how you would feel if you were swimming in an indoor pool with other people, and then suddenly, the bottom of the pool fell off and you plummeted hundreds of feet into a larger object. from water.

When you put it like that…sign me up!

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