nice browns looks like they are in spawning colors.they make for some fine eating.if its spawn season make sure you try and release the females.if you squeeze the fish lightly and white stuff comes out its a male if eggs come out you got a female
I hear you Joel. Buckshot I just use the old worm/hook setup. It works OK but not as good as the experienced fisherman with the million dollar technique and setups. Most of them say that eggsacs are the way to go.