We all know what raining cats and dogs mean
It’s rain coming down in a steady stream
How about the phrase it’s raining fish
Does it mean a monsoon when a sunny day is one’s wish?
Here is what this phrase is all about.
In Utah’s remote lakes it’s the only way to stock them with trout
Three inch fingerlings loaded into planes that fly low
Hopefully for the fingerlings they also fly slow
Bombs away or rather trout away
A remote lake is stocked without delay
Do the trout survive the bombing drop?
Most swim away but a few float dead to the top
These remote lakes must be very small
Or surrounded by high mountain walls
Otherwise one would use a plane with pontoons
To land and then gently onto the lake strewn
For once we have albeit at the state level government doing something right
Stocking fish by air to all anglers great delight
© July 13, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet