How to Restock a Lake - The Fast Way!

  • Jul 9, 2014 10:34pm GMT

Somewhere above Utah, these flying fish are finding a new home with a bit of airtime.

This is by no means a new practice, but the video is pretty cool.

Many of the lakes are inaccessible by truck, therefore restocking a lake with species of Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout and Splake are best handled by air. Air drops are handled by both helicopter and fixed wing, though air dropping by helicopter usually produces a better survival rate for the fish. Aerial drops from a fixed-wing aircraft average a 30% mortality rate.

Restocking by air is quite common throughout the Northern US and much of Canada.