Here is a little trick to catch the stockers. Don't tell anyone I told you.|
Take a hand full of very small gravel, bb sized if you can find some, and throw it into the water. Watch the fish congregate in that area. Throw your bait in next and catch them. Repeat when the action slows.
Those stocker trout have been fed pellet trout food all their life and it is scattered on the water surface every day for them. When you throw the gravel, it sounds like feeding time to them and they come in on a string.
The recreational value of a game animal is inverse to the artificiality of its origin and the intensiveness of the management system that produced it. Aldo Leopold