Re: Some 'stockers' I caught for Friday
Most of them on Copper Johns,,,a personal styled 'grey/silver minnow', a 'get this',,,white wooly bugger. Snow white. Works good it seems on stockers. Tied it cause I know some of the spin fishermen catch trout on white 'mr twister' type rubber jigs,,and yes it works. I was surprised,,but pleased to find this out. But I'm sure I caught more on the Copper John's than anything else, but I also fished it more.
It's dreadful the small size of the stocked fish here in this area. Once you get east past Blacksburg toward the Roanoke River,,they increase in size greatly. More influential area I suppose. We are just that dreadful western frontier area blight on The Peoples Republic of Virginia.
All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish.