Re: How do you measure a trophy trout?
I would have to say the 7" wild tiger is the better trophy just because of the rarity of it. Just not something you see every day.
As for a 7" wild trout vs a 20"+ stocker....well take your pic. I usually catch more than a few of both of those in any given season, so maybe I'm spoiled. In their own way, and aspect of trout fishing, I'd consider them to be equal trophies.
To each their own. Enjoy whatever kind of trout fishing that you do.