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(Fox 31 Denver)   Trout air-dropped into mountain lakes by airplane. "Their heads are the heaviest parts, so they tend to go head first and drop straight into the water"   (kdvr.com) divider line
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2020-09-21 1:25:00 PM  
That is

By far

The most American thing I've read in a long time...

The only way it could have been more Murican is if they somehow managed to incorporate explosives, possibly illegal ones...
 
2020-09-21 1:25:19 PM  

UncleDirtNap: [Fark user image 521x405]


As god is my witne- oh fark it.

Good job, Uncle.
 
2020-09-21 1:28:14 PM  

elaw: "Their heads are the heaviest parts, so they tend to go head first and drop straight into the water"
Uh... sounds like someone wasn't paying attention in elementary school science class.


But perhaps did pay attention during the less elementary parts.
 
2020-09-21 1:34:41 PM  

balko: elaw: "Their heads are the heaviest parts, so they tend to go head first and drop straight into the water"
Uh... sounds like someone wasn't paying attention in elementary school science class.

But perhaps did pay attention during the less elementary parts.


It is a perfectly acceptable method of air delivery of items.  Heck the Soviets did that with paratroopers at times when there was deep snow (fly low and slow and have them slide out on the wing and into the snow without any canopy overhead).  You probably will lose a certain percentage that hit wrong, but the bulk will survive unharmed.  If you don't use this technique, there really is no other method to deliver stocking of these lakes as they don't have road access and by foot or atv/snowmobile simply doesn't have the cargo capacity.
 
2020-09-21 1:39:13 PM  
So do the fish survive?
 
2020-09-21 1:43:32 PM  
I'll bet Mike was pissed off after he swam to shore.  Was he wearing his uniform and glove when they did this, or did they kidnap him in the middle of the night?
 
2020-09-21 1:44:43 PM  

elaw: "Their heads are the heaviest parts, so they tend to go head first and drop straight into the water"
Uh... sounds like someone wasn't paying attention in elementary school science class.


Well that's better than what I believed when I was around 5. When warned about falling from high places "you will break your neck" I thought that meant my heavy head would fall faster than the rest of my body resulting in my head breaking off and separating.

The right answer is that trout have tail fins which puts their their center of mass in front of their center of pressure.

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sure some might try to teach a bit of aerodynamics in elementary school but I don't know how much the kids understand.

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2020-09-21 1:46:11 PM  
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Funny human...very funny. I'll get you basterds.
 
2020-09-21 1:51:56 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: What the fark must go through those fishes' minds?


Sex sex sex sex sexy sex sex sex omgwtfwtfwtfwtgwtfwtf sex sex, rinse and repeat.
 
2020-09-21 2:02:51 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: What the fark must go through those fishes' minds?


Where the hell are the petunias?
 
2020-09-21 2:05:39 PM  
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2020-09-21 2:09:45 PM  
Must be some dedicated fisherman to hike there way up to some of those spots.
 
2020-09-21 2:12:52 PM  
I'm picturing Henry Blake from M*A*S*H at the controls, with his fishing hat and cigar chomped in his mouth:
"TONIGHT, WE FISH IN HELL!!!"
 
2020-09-21 2:27:49 PM  
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Onchorhynchus
from the sky
Fearless fish,
who jump and die.
One hundred fish,
they'll drop today
but only three
survive anyway.
 
2020-09-21 2:27:51 PM  
I like to think there are other fish in the lake, maybe the wild trout who were born outside The Matrix, who have learned that the vibrations caused by the planes means the buffet is open. They wait below like cats trying to catch falling snowflakes.
 
2020-09-21 2:36:33 PM  

doctorguilty: I'm picturing Henry Blake from M*A*S*H at the controls, with his fishing hat and cigar chomped in his mouth:
"TONIGHT, WE FISH IN HELL!!!"


Dude, too soon.

I don't want to picture Henry Blake in an airplane.......

(Radar, Put a mask on!!!!)
 
2020-09-21 2:45:22 PM  

HairBolus: elaw: "Their heads are the heaviest parts, so they tend to go head first and drop straight into the water"
Uh... sounds like someone wasn't paying attention in elementary school science class.

Well that's better than what I believed when I was around 5. When warned about falling from high places "you will break your neck" I thought that meant my heavy head would fall faster than the rest of my body resulting in my head breaking off and separating.

The right answer is that trout have tail fins which puts their their center of mass in front of their center of pressure.

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sure some might try to teach a bit of aerodynamics in elementary school but I don't know how much the kids understand.

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Daedalus27: balko: elaw: "Their heads are the heaviest parts, so they tend to go head first and drop straight into the water"
Uh... sounds like someone wasn't paying attention in elementary school science class.

But perhaps did pay attention during the less elementary parts.

It is a perfectly acceptable method of air delivery of items.  Heck the Soviets did that with paratroopers at times when there was deep snow (fly low and slow and have them slide out on the wing and into the snow without any canopy overhead).  You probably will lose a certain percentage that hit wrong, but the bulk will survive unharmed.  If you don't use this technique, there really is no other method to deliver stocking of these lakes as they don't have road access and by foot or atv/snowmobile simply doesn't have the cargo capacity.


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/was the point I was trying to make.
 
2020-09-21 2:50:25 PM  
Assuming the fish make it to the water.

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2020-09-21 3:09:07 PM  
Having trout fished in the Rockies and enjoyed fresh trout in the Sierras while backpacking , I have no problem with this.

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2020-09-21 3:14:52 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Having trout fished in the Rockies and enjoyed fresh trout in the Sierras while backpacking , I have no problem with this.


I don't know.  I guess fresh trout is OK, but I'm more interested in experienced tuna.
 
2020-09-21 3:28:44 PM  

chewd: hardinparamedic: Back in my day, Fish Bombing used to mean something.

Is that anything like a Chicago sunroof?


Do I want to know what a Chicago sunroof is?
 
2020-09-21 3:30:42 PM  

markie_farkie: Meh..  Behold, the Salmon Cannon:

[YouTube video: The Salmon Cannon' sorts and shoots fish over a dam]


In the salmon cannon, No one can hear you scream
 
2020-09-21 4:02:05 PM  
Another meaning for "drop the bass".
 
2020-09-21 4:37:52 PM  
Not all videos need shiaty synthetic tracks...
 
2020-09-21 4:51:29 PM  

Drone637: Fun fact:  They did a bunch of this in the 50's in remote alpine lakes. By doing so they pretty much wiped out all the local variations of trout that had evolved in these remote lakes over the centuries.


Depends upon where you are at. The vast majority of the alpine lakes where I grew up never had fish in them to start with.  They were a clean slate.  Now we have brook trout, several variants of cutthroat, rainbow, grayling, golden trout, ect.
 
2020-09-21 4:52:59 PM  

AlgaeRancher: So do the fish survive?


The vast majority do.
 
2020-09-21 4:56:40 PM  

HeadLever: AlgaeRancher: So do the fish survive?

The vast majority do.


A lot of them probably end up as DoorDash for the bigger fishies.
 
2020-09-21 5:00:22 PM  

edmo: Must be some dedicated fisherman to hike there way up to some of those spots.


I do it several times a year.  Most won't because they can be difficult to access. Many will precisely because of the same reason.  Don't have many people honing in on your fishing spot.

Plus the scenery is top notch.  Grew up about 20 miles from this Lake and try to get to it about every other (or 3rd year)

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2020-09-21 5:02:17 PM  

Nick Nostril: A lot of them probably end up as DoorDash for the bigger fishies.


Depends upon the stocking cycle.  Sometimes they only stock these fish every 6 to 8 years, meaning that most the previous crop are already dead.

Though I would guess that some of them might become fish food.
 
2020-09-21 5:11:14 PM  

HeadLever: AlgaeRancher: So do the fish survive?

The vast majority do.


If they land wrong, they are vast.
 
2020-09-21 6:05:41 PM  

edmo: Must be some dedicated fisherman to hike there way up to some of those spots.


They're not the only ones fishing up there

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2020-09-21 6:07:45 PM  
BFD - I rode a mule up the Sierra's with a barrel of fingerlings to plant back area lakes.

Also, I will NEVER ride a mule up a rocky slope again.
 
2020-09-21 6:33:34 PM  
"Their heads are the heaviest parts, so they tend to go head first and drop straight into the water."

I don't think acceleration/velocity works like that.  Or would the drag be taken into effect?  Only a physicist knows for sure.
 
2020-09-21 6:39:45 PM  
Several people have already contributed the HHGTTG whale and petunia scene that I came here for.

But the kinds of people who go fishing in stocked streams - you know what they really hate? Socialism.
And having the government put fish in the lake just so they can fish it out again?  That's socialism for you.

I've had various uncles and cousins who liked trout fishing in the Rocky Mountains, but to me, getting up before dawn so you can go hang out in ice-cold water didn't seem like a fun thing even back when I ate fish.  Hanging out in a boat on a quiet pond with a six-pack of beer, sure, even without fish as an excuse to spend the day being lazy, but cold fast water, nope.
 
2020-09-21 8:11:46 PM  

elaw: "Their heads are the heaviest parts, so they tend to go head first and drop straight into the water"
Uh... sounds like someone wasn't paying attention in elementary school science class.


You realize they aren't being dropped in a vacuum?
Aerodynamic stability is a thing?

There should be word for what you just did.
Embarrassing attempted snark.
 
2020-09-21 9:28:56 PM  

billstewart: But the kinds of people who go fishing in stocked streams - you know what they really hate? Socialism.
And having the government put fish in the lake just so they can fish it out again?  That's socialism for you.


I bet you are a hit at parties.
 
2020-09-21 9:35:37 PM  

Brakeline: Only a physicist knows for sure.


Physicists will spend the next 200 years looking for closed form solution.

An engineer can give you an approximate answer, today.

Short and sweet.
They will fall like they swim. Headfirst. Water is just uncompressible air * 1000. (I might be trolling physicists a bit.)
 
2020-09-21 9:39:16 PM  

HeadLever: billstewart: But the kinds of people who go fishing in stocked streams - you know what they really hate? Socialism.
And having the government put fish in the lake just so they can fish it out again?  That's socialism for you.

I bet you are a hit at parties.


Beats telling stories about fishing...
 
2020-09-22 1:21:36 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: What the fark must go through those fishes' minds?


There was this one amazing experience and I've never been able to recreate it.
 
2020-09-22 1:47:39 AM  
I was at a river fishing with some friends when they stocked it from a truck. They told us not to bother with them as they are well fed and drugged at the hatchery. I assume these are also drugged.

That's also how they restock the streets with vintage Vettes.

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2020-09-22 9:16:53 AM  

billstewart: Beats telling stories about fishing...


Then why are you here in this thread?  Trying to make everyone as miserable as you are by interjecting politics into every thing you can find?
 
2020-09-22 11:42:53 AM  

HeadLever: billstewart: Beats telling stories about fishing...

Then why are you here in this thread?  Trying to make everyone as miserable as you are by interjecting politics into every thing you can find?


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2020-09-22 8:07:19 PM  

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