Bombing the Lakes With Trout

September 3, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Kirk Deeter wrote the best piece on high-mountain lake trout stocking I’ve read in a long time in yesterday’s Denver Post, even including a bit of advice for float-tubers who see a small plane circling overhead. (Hint: kick toward shore.) “[Pilot Steve Waters] climbs his specially modified Cessna 185 above the Blue Lakes near Mount Sneffels, scans the surface for telltale signs of dangerous wind gusts, then banks the plane and begins to slip and descend for his bombing run.” Great photos by Tim Romano too.