I don't keep and eat trout. I used to keep fish because my dad like to eat them. When he passed on I quit keeping any kind of fish. Smaller trout are really to boney to eat and if you fillet them there is usually nothing left to eat on a small fish.
We had bacon wrapped trout and wild rice. Delicious. But, the fish are putting on inches now, not fat, so they were really lean and needed the bacon. She agrees that the lake stockers cook up better having more fat content.
nice report...Many still won'e comprehend fly fishing is a past time and sport and we try not to kill fish and respect them. Many still think it is akin to sitting in the branch of a tree and playing the flute naked.