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The Minnesota DNR Used a "Trout Zipline" to Stock a Creek

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The Minnesota DNR got inventive with a trout zipline during their spring stocking efforts.

Ever been on one of those zipline tours, flying through the trees in some picturesque outdoor place?

The thing is, any place that's nice for ziplining is likely a place that holds natural beauty as well. Trout fishing just doesn't really lend itself to ugly locations either, and those things came together in this video from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

There were no roadways or flat hiking trails that led down to the water, so they used their noodles.

Watch as these little farm-raised fish go on a world-class zipline adventure to their new creek home.

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

Anything that helps folks in their pursuit of outdoor adventures is a good thing, and stocking fish fits nicely within this category. The Minnesota DNR said this load was made up of 300 rainbow trout and 300 brown trout that came from the Lanesboro Hatchery. At least their last ride before making their way into Spring Creek was an eventful one.

At the end of the day, the anglers will have more fish to target, and the fish got a sense of what "adventure tours" actually means.

Whitewater rafting or horseback riding can take a backseat; it's zipline time!

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The Minnesota DNR Used a "Trout Zipline" to Stock a Creek