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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Lake Stevens

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Congratulations to Josh Gorlick of Lake Stevens who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

Impressive returns put this tiny river on the spring chinook fishing map back in the early 1990s, but it also draws some huge crowds of anglers and there are only three consistent fishing holes on a two-mile stretch from the hatchery down to the mouth.

It is one of the longer roads traveled for springers that enter from the ocean at the Columbia River mouth and then make the long journey to this river that flanks the eastern side of the Cascade mountains.

Once state Fish and Wildlife announces an opening usually in late May, the best fishing happens in the few weeks right after, but can be dependent on snow melt too. Where else can you catch a 10 to 25 pound spring king, and then on your way home stop by the nearby town for a bratwurst or two.

The correct answer Gorlick gave was Icicle River.

Gorlick started fishing on the Yakima River around Horn Rapids as a youngster, mainly for smallmouth bass.

“I went to Westport at around (age) 12, and caught my first coho,” Gorlick said. “Ever since then I have been fishing for all types of fish throughout the state.”

Gorlick says he’s definitely addicted to salmon, trout and steelhead fishing mainly, either fresh or salt.

Gorlick 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. 13. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo courtesy of Josh Gorlick with a hatchery steelhead he caught on the Skykomish River)

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