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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM

It’s Reel Time Trivia so put on your thinking fishing cap

Here is the Reel Time Pacific Northwest fishing and outdoor trivia question of the week:

I start and flow into one of the most pristine places in Western Washington, and have a major watershed up on top. I’m known to cause trouble in the winter when it rains heavily, and cause major flooding along the lowlands that I flow through.

I end under a different name and in a place that is surrounded by a major city and spill out into what was once – and still is when open – a king salmon fishing haven for city dwellers.

I have salmon, steelhead, trout, and on odd-years like this one I host one of the biggest pink returns in Puget Sound. My banks are easily fishable, and it doesn’t take a three hour drive to reach some good fishing holes that are spread out along the 65-mile stretch although the upper reaches are mostly off limits.

Many years ago this place had a notorious history, and gave many the creeps about venturing into the bushes nearby because you didn’t know what you might encounter.

That was a long time ago, and a thing of the past with many young folks nowadays not even having a clue about its dark history, but those my age (46) remember it well.

Where am I fishing?

The person to answer this question first will win some Berkley Power Bait Products.

Please email your answer to myuasa@seattletimes.com. The winner will be announced on Friday, Aug. 26. Be sure to include an email or phone number so we can ensure you’ll get your prize.

This will be an ongoing weekly trivia contest through the summer where the winner will receive a prize that will range from books, fishing gear and other cool items from the outdoors gunnysack.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

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