It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s an aerial assault of fish! Thousands of baby fish are being carefully raised, only to be flown above a lake and dropped out of the bottom of a plane to the icy waters below.
Wildlife experts with Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources make sure the state’s lakes are filled with native fish, and sometimes the only way to get there is by the air. This year, they put a camera on the plane to share these spectacular, and unique shots of “flying fish”.
The fish come out of a compartment at the bottom of the plane.
“They kind of flutter down, so they don’t impact very hard, they flutter with the water and they do really well,” Ted Hallows, who supervises the Utah State Hatchery told FOX 13.
While a small percentage of the fish die, anglers are happy the state’s lakes are being stocked with native species.