I moved here about a year ago and have been fishing all over the place with moderate luck. I live in seattle area and I'm looking for a few decent spots to check out for bass and tout. Its a lot to explore without much guidance as I am teaching myself the tactics around here. I came from New Hampshire and it feels like a world apart.
Well, the Seattle area is kinda large. So, north or east or south of Seattle? Maybe even west of Seattle?
Check out the lake maps here on Northwest Fishing Reports, and the fishing reports for ideas, and picture pages of the lakes. Pick a lake close to where you want to fish, and check the reports, check the map and pictures to see what it looks like, and if it has a ramp for a boat the size that you have, if you have a boat.