WATCH: Utah stocking remote mountain lakes with fish using aerial drops

By , NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

We've all heard of flying fish. But wait until you see a new video from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

The video shows an aerial shot of a plane stocking fish in one of Utah's more remote, mountainous lakes.

The plane full of water and fingerlings swoops in low over the lake and opens the bay doors allowing the fish to simply fall into the lake to live out the rest of their lives.

A statement from the Utah DWR says they used to do this the old-fashioned way, loading the fish into milk cans and then using horses to ride up into the back country.

The DWR statement says "the aerial method of stocking is much quicker and less stressful for the fish."

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