I stayed in Snohomish County as this was a very short, after work, kayak trip.
No water temp but this little lake is stained water with decent vegetation and scattered wood cover. I came here expecting and hoping to catch a few 12+ inchers.
I only took a Rapala, small frog and Senko. I launched and started with the small frog, fan casting from shore to the outside edge of the pads. I let the initial rings dissipate to about a six foot ring before twitching the bait. Then waited to about 3 feet before moving it again. I had one soft hit on the outside edge of the pads and he didn't stick. I switched over to the Rapala for more hooks, since the bite was so soft. This worked almost immediately. I boated four little guys about 12 inches in the next hundred yards or so and lost a couple more. Some hit it on the surface but the better little guys hit it on a slow reel with a couple twitches here and there.
When I headed back to the launch, I decided to fish the Senko the whole way out. Still fishing the outside pads, I let the Senko hit the bottom, lifted it about two feet, then let it sink again.
The first fish just swam with it, I never felt the bite. I set the hook and it was a much better fish! New PB for this place to be exact. Forgot the scale but guessing 4lbs? Very cool.
A few casts later, repeating the process, this time I felt the 'thunk', set the hook and almost couldn't believe what I felt! BIG fish! This thing fought really good for how cold it felt. Really wish I had a scale now but I'm guessing 6lbs?!! Could have been "kayak eyes" but she sure felt hefty lol. New PB didn't last long ha ha
That was the last fish of the afternoon but no complaints here. I'm estimating 5-8 feet deep on the outside pads...just using the countdown method 1/1000, 2/1000 etc.