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WATCH: Officials drop hundreds of fish from plane

UTAH – State officials in Utah captured amazing video of how they restock Utah’s lakes with fish.

“I got the idea to put the GoPro on the plane,” said Ted Hallows, who supervises the State Hatchery in Kamas.

According to KSTU, wildlife experts with the Division of Wildlife Resources make sure the lakes are filled with Utah’s native fish, and sometimes the only way to get there is by plane.

Hundreds, sometimes up to a thousand, 3-inch fingerlings are set free.

“In June and July we aerial stock tiger trout, a lot of brook trout, rainbow trout and splake and then in the fall we put cutthroat trout and arctic grayling in the lakes,” Hallows said.

The Division of Wildlife Resources says they only use aerial stocking in hard to reach areas like the High Uintas.