Thanks Anom@all... thanks for all the replies and compliments! they were caught on lake lida in west/central minnesota. i can't think of anything i enjoy more than hunting and fishing.
@bamajoey... WOW! those are some slabs all right! that one you're holding looks to be about 14" or 15"? and the ones on the table don't look much smaller! such fun to catch and to eat.
@tcox... if you're ever going to be up in west/central minnesota in the winter, drop me a message and we will do our best to try and get you out to the honey hole!