No question, there are some good lakes in the Tacoma area. Also Oly and Shelton area, Issaquah, Renton-Auburn, Monroe, Smokey Point, etc. Some are good for big fish, some are good for numbers of moderate sized fish, etc. Several are just good instructional lakes...how to fish points, various types of cover, etc. A lot have way more fishing pressure...and ski boat/jetski activity than I want to put up with.
I've looked at Lk. Surprise and some others, but not found a way to launch & park legally, and I have been known to launch or portage my canoe from the shoulder of the road. If you can provide more info, it could be useful.
I really enjoy electric-only lakes, either in my canoe or hydro-blaster with the big motor unfired.
FWIW, if the "electric only" ruling is a city or county ordinance, you are allowed to have a gas outboard on your boat, not running. If, however, the rule is by the WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, then no gas outboard is allowed, period.
C&R, Steve (Renton)