Took my three sons fishing last week up near Arlington, WA at the Twin Lakes or Gissberg Ponds. Early morning around 10am, the boys started getting some nice bites in the north side of the south pond in the middle under the trees. An hour later we had caugth five bluegills averaging 6" each. Fried them up for dinner. Very proud of them. Went fishing at Lake Rasssmussen in Duvall off of the shore. No bites but good casting practice Just bought a Berkely cherrywood graphite opne case rod and reel and having a blast with the casts. Lake Rassmussen is fun but you need a boat as you have to cast hard to 30 yards to get into water six feet deep. If anybody knows of any local lakes with good shore fishing, let me know. Want to keep the boys catching some fish so they continue to love the sport.