This brings up an important question: what would it be like without the hatcheries? As a wild trout advocate I know the damage that stocking can do in some areas. Look at Montana. It's a world class fishery devoid of truck riding and tank scrubbing trout. But CT is a slightly different story. It is a very populated area. If we got rid of every stocked trout, the boneheaded and ignorant methods of some fisherman would be focused entirely on our wild fish. You've all seen the line, the power bait cans, the rusty hooks left stream side in the heavily stocked areas. How would you like that in your secret wild brown trout hole?
Need I say more?