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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Seattle

Congratulations to Rod Holappa of Seattle who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This shallow 120-acre lake is so close that you can almost see the eyes of the Canadians just across the border. The lake gets a plant of about 10,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout usually in spring or early summer.

Fly fishing is best during the summer, but it is a big draw for ice fishermen in the winter, and there is another lake just down the road that is popular.

The two towns nearby also host a winter festival, and lures hundreds of anglers with augers for their fishing derby.

The correct answer Holappa gave was Sidley Lake.

“I did some trout fishing as a kid, but what really hooked me was fishing from a kicker boat out of La Push starting in my early teens (mid-1960s), Holappa said. “Later, I took up fly-fishing and explored numerous lakes in the Kamloops area and around the Chilcootin.”

Holappa lived in the mountains outside Tonasket for some years, and fished the lakes around there which is why he knew the answer to (our) quiz.”

“I think Sidley Lake is more like it’s northern cousins (in Canada) than any of the other fine lakes of the Okanogon except maybe Chopaka,” Holappa said.

“What I like to do when I’m taking visitors fishing and want them to have action is to restring a wedding ring spinner on three feet of four pound leader, and attach it to the line with a swivel and a slip sinker above the swivel and bait it with a piece of a crawler,” Holappa said. “It still amazes me how effective this setup is in Sidley, Jameson and virtually every lake I’ve tried it in.”

Holappa 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, Feb. 6. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

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