Do you have a boat? One of the major problems fishing for bass is that bank fishing is not the optimal way to access the fish. Bass hold on structure like submerged logs, rock piles, steep ledges/drop offs, docks, or along the edges of cover like lily pads. This is really hard to target from most of the lakes around here that are highly developed since they have VERY little publicly accessible shoreline. Also the techniques, well require more technique/skill from the angler than say trout or catfish.
You can catch some bass on a bobber and live worms, or even a slip sinker and live worms, but the more productive techniques are things like drop-shotting, Carolina or Texas rigged plastics, crankbaits, spinners, or top water lures. There are a couple lakes that hold bass that have docks and nearby lily pads etc that you can try. Martha Lake in Lynnwood/Millcreek has a dock that you can drop shot from and fish the edges of some lily pads. So does Blackman's Lake in Snohomish, Roesiger's in Snohomish, and Green Lake seems to have quite a few smaller rock bass in it from recent reports.
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