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The amazing struggles of big brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout leaping waterfalls at Dry Run Creek, a tributary of the North Fork and White River near Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Gene's Trout Fishing Resort, site sponsor, is one-half mile from where the 2Cooleys trout photos were taken.

Successful Trout Leaps - Photos 46 - 51

How trout successfully "climb" the falls

successful leaps 1
46. the challenge

successful leaps 2
47. getting ready

successful leaps 3
48. correct angle

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successful leaps 4
49. correct trajectory

successful leaps 5
50.right height

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51. final push

On average it takes each trout about 15 to 18 attempts to successfully climb the falls. Some make it on less, others never make it at all. It takes a surprisingly precise leap combined with perfect timing for the fish to make it past the falls. Watching trout repeatedly leap at the roaring waterfall gives one a deep respect and admiration for these determined creatures! On several occasions when we were photographing these trout people on the bank would cheer and clap each time a trout made it over the falls. Spend an hour watching them and you soon learn why!

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