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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

January 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Orting

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Congratulations to Paul Nelson of Orting who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This popular southwest Washington spring chinook fishing spot is well maybe not quite a lake but a 410-acre holding pond where a highway intersects it, and a rivers feeds into the area with the hatchery just a short way upstream.

The trolling path can be dizzying so to speak, and the boats fish in very tight quarters circling like for hours and hours. The best spring chinook fishing is in May, and you can also find some good steelhead fishing as well.

The correct answer Nelson gave was Drano Lake.

“I have to thank my dad for getting me hooked on fishing at a very young age,” Nelson said. “I love all kinds of fishing, but salmon and steelhead are my favorites.”

Nelson likes to fish wherever they are whther that is Ilwaco Sekiu, Point Defiance, Westport, Grays Harbor, the Columbia around I-5, Wanapum Dam, Puyallup River, and all the coastal rivers.

“Oddly enough (I) never (fished) Drano, but I plan on it this year,” Nelson said.

Nelson wins a nice outdoor book.

This will be an ongoing weekly trivia contest where the winner who answers the question first will receive an outdoor prize that will range from books, Berkley bait, lures and other nifty items from the outdoors gunnysack.

The next trivia question will posted on Monday, Jan. 9. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo is Paul Nelson with a spring chinook he caught in the Lower Columbia River at the mouth of the Willamette River.)

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