My company is based in Seattle, but recently leased a floor in an office building in Factoria for future expansion. As I live in Snoqualmie, I quickly volunteered to work in this new office as it would chop an hour off of my compute every day. That's a savings of 15-20 hours of commuting per month! Anyway, on the last day of the year we were technically open for business, but I was literally the only person in the Factoria office all day. I spent a good part of the morning looking out the window at the nice warm sunlight bathing the eastside and wondering what I was doing at work. Then the Cowgirl herself calls and says that the weather is so nice we should go fishing. That's all I needed to hear. I locked my screens and hit the road. By 2:30 we had launched onto the lake -- there were only three other boats out there (down from twenty-three just a few weeks ago). The other anglers reported very slow fishing. I noticed we were taking on some water so advised the cowgirl and our young cowpunch that we'd be limited to an our or two tops. We trolled black woolly buggers. As we rounded a point in the lake a fish swirled, probably taking a midge of which there were a few large specimens rising. I slowed our vessel and was rewarded a jaunty strike! A dark, spawning male trout threw a few jumps and swam into my net. He was 20", 3 lbs and so dark that between him and me there was no reason to post a picture. :| He was released unharmed, mostly because we didn't bring anything in which to take him home. We had to head in shortly after that as there was serious amounts of very cold water sloshing around in the boat. Aside from some wet gear, no harm was done though I definitely need to apply some Sikaflex or something before the next trip out. That was the only time I'd been fishing in the last 6 weeks or so.