Amx wrote:12 is pretty shallow as I remember, only fished it once. If there fish the deep spot and the docks, logs and such. The only lakes in this area that I've fished in the winter is Washington, Sammamish, Sawyer, and Meridian sorta once a couple years ago. You might try 12 one day, and Sawyer or Meridian the other day. You can even fish between the Newport boat launch and the bridge on Washington if the wind isn't too bad for the small boats. IF the wind is there at all, haven't heard if it's going to be windy.
There is also Panther Lake, and Spring Lake, east hill Kent. Spring lake use to have a rule of no gas motors, I don't know if that was changed or maybe no motors at all now. Wouldn't know who to call and ask about it either. Don't know about Panther Lake.
Panther is gated and the "boat launch" is a mud flat...no bueno. Spring Lake is a nice lake, but be aware that the West End is silt about 20' deep, so don't jump out there for a potty break! Lake Desire is a nice lake (and has given up some nice LM for me), but it's gated and I suspect it's closed until sometime in April. Also Lk. Moneysmith, same deal. As for the motor deal, look it up in the DF&W regs book under Westside Lakes. It's always been electric only, tho I haven't fished it since the early '90's. I think it would be closed until April also. Meridian would get my vote, but for sure, look at the regs to be sure if it's open or not. I think it is, but wife says I'm often wrong. What does she know? Everything, apparently.