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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 11:58:41 AM  
19 votes:
Meh..  Behold, the Salmon Cannon:

The Salmon Cannon' sorts and shoots fish over a dam
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2020-09-21 12:40:02 PM  
10 votes:

UncleDirtNap: [Fark user image image 521x405]


Came for Les Nesman.  Leaving happy.
 
2020-09-21 12:44:14 PM  
9 votes:

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


Oh no, not again
 
2020-09-21 12:40:10 PM  
9 votes:
DNRTFA but I assume we're talking about this?:
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2020-09-21 12:37:10 PM  
8 votes:
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2020-09-21 12:36:43 PM  
8 votes:
What the fark must go through those fishes' minds?
 
2020-09-21 12:59:51 PM  
7 votes:
"They are so small and they don't have a lot of mass to them, so their acceleration rate is pretty low," Gepfert said.

I suppose pilots don't really need to understand the theory behind how this stuff works...
 
2020-09-21 12:47:26 PM  
7 votes:
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2020-09-21 12:43:16 PM  
6 votes:

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


Ahhh! Woooh! What's happening? Who am I? Why am I here? What's my purpose in life? What do I mean by who am I? Okay okay, calm down calm down get a grip now. Ooh, this is an interesting sensation. What is it? Its a sort of tingling in my... well I suppose I better start finding names for things. Lets call it a... tail! Yeah! Tail! And hey, what's this roaring sound, whooshing past what I'm suddenly gonna call my head? Wind! Is that a good name? It'll do. Yeah, this is really exciting. I'm dizzy with anticipation! Or is it the wind? There's an awful lot of that now isn't it? And what's this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like 'Ow', 'Ownge', 'Round', 'Ground'! That's it! Ground! Ha! I wonder if it'll be friends with me? Hello, Ground!
 
2020-09-21 1:44:43 PM  
5 votes:

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 12:49:46 PM  
5 votes:
I was fishing an alpine hike-in fishing lake near Chetwynd a few years ago when a plane kept buzzing the lake. It didn't have floats, but figured maybe he wanted to do an emergency landing on the lake, so we moved to the shoreline. The plane came back overhead and dropped a load of rainbow trout into the lake. That was so cool to see.
 
2020-09-21 12:55:17 PM  
4 votes:
Sometimes real life does compete with the mind of Gary Larsen.
 
2020-09-21 12:54:09 PM  
4 votes:

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


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2020-09-21 12:46:25 PM  
4 votes:
"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.
 
2020-09-21 12:29:50 PM  
4 votes:
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2020-09-21 12:24:01 PM  
4 votes:
Could have come in a little lower for a strafing run.
 
2020-09-21 3:09:07 PM  
3 votes:
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 1:22:59 PM  
3 votes:

mrparks: Sometimes real life does compete with the mind of Gary Larsen.


I've often had to stop myself from overthinking what life in the Larsen household must have really been like. I don't want to lose any of the magic.
 
2020-09-21 1:10:48 PM  
3 votes:

Pin Fiften Clob: But what about the beavers?


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Still hunting them
 
2020-09-21 1:05:00 PM  
3 votes:

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That is the funniest thing I've seen all day
 
2020-09-21 1:04:54 PM  
3 votes:

Ivo Shandor: [Fark user image 352x278] [View Full Size image _x_]


I larf'd waay too hard at that.
 
2020-09-21 1:02:43 PM  
3 votes:
That looks like a fun jorb.
 
2020-09-21 1:00:57 PM  
3 votes:
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.
 
2020-09-21 12:00:13 PM  
3 votes:
Trout Drop is the name of my Phish/Barnes & Barnes mashup band.
 
2020-09-21 8:11:46 PM  
2 votes:

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 4:51:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 2:05:39 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-09-21 1:34:41 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:43:59 PM  
2 votes:
But what about the beavers?
Parachuting beavers: Archive footage shows kooky 40s project, USA
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2020-09-21 12:42:39 PM  
2 votes:

markie_farkie: Meh..  Behold, the Salmon Cannon:

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


Salmon Cannon: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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2020-09-22 9:16:53 AM  
1 vote:

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?
 
2020-09-21 6:33:34 PM  
1 vote:
"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 5:00:22 PM  
1 vote:

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 4:56:40 PM  
1 vote:

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 2:36:33 PM  
1 vote:

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 1:25:19 PM  
1 vote:

UncleDirtNap: [Fark user image 521x405]


As god is my witne- oh fark it.

Good job, Uncle.
 
2020-09-21 1:18:09 PM  
1 vote:
My dad used to tell us that skipping the fish along the top of the water rather than just dropping them over the side of the boat was mean, and the fish could feel it.He probably have one or two things to say about dropping them from a plane.
 
2020-09-21 12:49:19 PM  
1 vote:

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


I don't know if this is what you meant....but if so, we called it crop dusting.

In junior high school, we had an open campus when it came to lunch. Just about everybody went on a sprint as soon as the bell rang to get to whatever lunch spot they wanted. Many of them went just across the street to the convenience store called Quick Sac. This was in early 80's, so prime time for arcade video games. The games in this store were lined up in a peninsula of sorts; only one way in and out. We would walk into the area and let the gas fly and watch with big smiles as everyone suffered from the stench, but wouldn't leave the game they paid for. Good times.
 
2020-09-21 12:42:51 PM  
1 vote:

UncleDirtNap: [Fark user image 521x405]


THAT'S what I came for!
 
2020-09-21 12:38:44 PM  
1 vote:
That's exactly what they did to D B Cooper.
 
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