Given the recent weather, I am hesitant to fish for trout. I have a brand new pontoon boat, and have not fished in THREE WEEKS!!! It's killing me. Has anyone tried throwing big bugs for bass in any Seattle area lakes? I have read some reports about Alice Lake, Joy Lake, and various others within an hour or so of Seattle, but all are the result of using (gulp) spinning gear. With the warm weather, it seems the trout are sleeping and the bass are more active. Has anyone else given this a try, or am I missing a key element? Anyone care to venture out early this week to experiment with me?