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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

January 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Kent

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Congratulations to Oleg Shkinder of Kent who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This glacial lake dug about 50,000 years ago lies in the heart of a metropolitan city, and you can fish for a wide variety of fish species year-round with some getting large in size.

Last year, more than 26,000 rainbow trout were planted into the lake, and it also holds carp, tiger muskie, brown trout, channel catfish, yellow perch, bluegill and largemouth bass. There are numerous places and docks to fish all around this lake.

The correct answer Shkinder gave was Green Lake.

“I started fishing ever since I could hold a rod,” Shkinder said. “I moved to Portland, Oregon when I was 15, and began to search for new fishing adventures.”

When Shkinder turned 22 he moved to Kent and it was in Washington where he discovered so many great fishing opportunities.

“I began studying rivers, lakes, and the Puget Sound area for fishing, crabbing, shrimping and clam digging opportunities,” Shkinder said.

“I discovered drift fishing on Cowlitz River accidentally by driving on I-5, and I saw many anglers doing weird stuff (drift fishing),” he said. “I stopped by to discover what it was. I took the rod and went overnight fishing the next day. I didn’t catch anything, but boy, was it worth at least seeing other angers pulling those fishes and screaming “Fish On.”

“I saw what kind of rods and tackles other anglers were using and purchased the same ones,” Shkinder said. “Well, the next week I am on the river again, screaming “Fish On” and getting the first salmon in my life.”

Shkinder recently discovered surf perch fishing as seen in the picture.

He’s definitely hooked!

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