Catch of the day! Moment thousands of tiny fish pour out of a truck into a Wyoming lake to restock it
- A father and son were on a fishing trip to a lake in Encampment, Wyoming
- They see a truck arrive and empty hundreds of little fish back into the lake
- Thousands of fish, like trout, are restocked into America’s lakes each year
This is the bizarre moment a torrent of tiny fish cascades out of the back of a truck and into a Wyoming lake.
A father and son filmed the lake being restocked by Wyoming Game and Fish Department while on fishing trip in Encampment.
The video shows the truck reversing to the lake’s edge so two pipes from the truck are overhang the water.
A man turns on a tap and releases a stream of water full of the ‘fingerlings’ or baby fish.
A truck from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department arrived at a lake in Encampment, Wyoming and began to empty thousands of tiny fish into the water
The man filming the video says ‘There they go!’ as the fish empty into the water.
The men laugh in amusement as the tiny fish fly into the lake saying, ‘That’s cool.’
One speculates that they are young trout.
After about 90 seconds, the fish are mostly emptied and the heavy stream of fish reduces to a trickle as the last few are drained from the truck.
The video was captured last week on July 21.
Fish restocking is used to populate lakes lacking natural reproduction. One river in Wyoming was restocked with over 100,000 Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout over the course of two days last year
According to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, thousands of fish are restocked into the lakes each year, which are popular destinations for anglers.
The fish come from hatcheries and are used to populate lakes lacking natural reproduction.
In one river in Wyoming – the North Platte River – more than 100,000 Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout were restocked over two days last year.