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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.
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Gene's Trout Fishing Resort, site sponsor, is one-half mile from where the 2Cooleys trout photos were taken.

Successful Leaps - Photos 52 - 57

How trout successfully climb the falls

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57.the groove thing

successful leap 8
58.pushin' the groove

successful leap 9
59.perfect line

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60.keep it steady


61.stay shallow

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62.success!

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!

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