Re: I Can't catch a stocked trout
Angelo, I'm going to blame the fish. They're probably dazed and confused and don't know a great fisherman when they see one.
I used to play a lot of fast-pitch softball. The best hitters on our team did well against the best pitchers but not so well against the poor pitchers. Conversly, the weak hitters on our team never did well against the best pitchers but had their best games against the poor pitchers.
So here is my suggestion: Bring a bad fisherman with you to meet the planted fish. I predict the bad fisherman will have no difficulty catching fish after fish. But you can take comfort in the knowledge that you match up best with native fish (the best pitchers).