Managed to spend a couple of hours in the boat with my lovely wife and our two dogs on Saturday. We landed our first bass of the season. Hopefully the first of many this year. We stopped at Silver Lake near Mt. St. Helens.
I think this may have been the biggest Washington State Bass I have ever caught: 17 inches & about 5 pounds. Big enough that it broke my reel, but I still got her into the boat. We always put the bass back so we can catch them again another day.