Flying fish: video shows Utah wildlife agency restocking lake by plane

Flying fish: video shows Utah wildlife agency restocking lake by plane

Agency says plane drops are ‘less stressful’ way to refill remote ponds for fishing

The Utah division of wildlife resources has released video footage showing what looks like confetti coming out of the tail of a plane – but look closer and the stream actually contains live airborne fish cascading down into the lakes below.

The footage is from a drop in the state’s Boulder Mountain region earlier this month, and is part of the agency’s annual effort to restock about 200 high-elevation Utah lakes, which are popular fishing spots but aren’t easily accessible by other vehicles.

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