A Zip-Line For Trout? You Betcha. [VIDEO]


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A zip-line for trout? It’s not as strange as it sounds.

The Minnesota DNR’s Hutchinson fishery crew made this zipline to help get trout from a trailer tank into Spring Creek earlier this month.

The 300 rainbow trout and 300 brown trout came from Lanesboro Hatchery ahead of trout opener.


Trout zip line into Spring Creek

A zip line for trout? You betcha! Our Hutchinson fisheries crew fashioned this to get trout from the trailer tank into Brown County’s Spring Creek this week. The 300 rainbow trout and 300 brown trout came from the Lanesboro Hatchery and received one last ride before making their way into Spring Creek’s cold water ahead of trout opener. go.usa.gov/xm4mU

Posted by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Friday, April 12, 2019


Why a zipline? Because the alternative is carrying a 600 fish down a steep, rocky bank one net-full at a time. No thanks.

This crew looks to have the zipline method down to a science. That’s a good thing for Minnesota anglers, who can look forward to a great season on Spring Creek.

Thanks as always to the good folks at the MN DNR for everything they do to make sure Minnesota remains a destination for all outdoor-related pursuits.

Rumor has it that the DNR plans on hang-gliding a metric ton of walleye into Lake Mille Lacs.

Just kidding.



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