... is where you find it.
Decided to do some prospecting.
( The following photos form a rough "panaroma" of the search area. )
Hiked about four miles with 1600' elevation gain to one of our mountain lakes - lake surface elevation just over 8500'. While exploring a stretch of the shoreline, saw a number of sporadic rises, but none within casting distance. Floated a small hopper pattern over a few patches of water that looked promising, but got no response.
So, I guess I'll have to go back if I want to add golden trout to the list of fishies I've caught.
P.S. It was a great place to get skunked. The exercise and views alone were worth the effort. I'd go back there without a fly rod in hand.