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Brown trout leap up fish ladder for spawning run

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You know it’s fall in the Ozarks when leaves start to turn color, temperatures start to cool… and brown trout start to leap upstream out of Lake Taneycomo.

Odd though it may sound, “leap” — not swim — is a fitting word that describes how brown trout make their way up the steps of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s specially designed fish ladder each fall at Lake Taneycomo.