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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Reel Time Trivia winner hails from Seattle

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Congratulations to Sean Moskowitz of Seattle who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This bay in Puget Sound used to house rows and rows of boathouses back in the 1930s-40s of salmon fishing’s hey days.

All one had to do was row or if you could afford it motor out in front of the boathouses between two major waterways that flowed from hillsides of the Cascade mountains, and catch a big king salmon.

There is one of the oldest derbies that still holds it contest in this bay that lies in front of a major city, but chinook runs have now dwindled to the point where there is no fishing during the peak summer months.

On odd years this bay is now flooded with millions of pink salmon that have found a new home in the river above it. Coho net pens still fuel some fishing during the summer in the outer portions of the bay.

The correct answer Moskowitz gave was Elliott Bay.

“I first got into fishing ever since I was a little kid at the age of about 3 (or) 4 years old,” said Moskowitz with the help of his father Louis who got Sean interested and taught him everything he knows about fishing.

Growing up Moskowitz spent about 20 years total in Japan, going back and forth from there to Washington as his father was in the military.

“I was fortunate enough to be able to learn about fishing in Japan, and the different techniques throughout my time there,” Moskowitz said. “I did everything from bass fishing, and trout to mahi mahi and yellowtail in Japan.”

“I finally moved back permanently to the Seattle area in 1996, and have been fishing in the Northwest learning new fisheries every chance I get,” Moskowitz said. “I am a total fish-a-holic and fish throughout the year, rain or shine, day or night, hot or cold fishing lakes, rivers, the ocean you name it for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, halibut, trout, smelt, shad and even squid.”

“One of my favorite places to fish is the unique Columbia River and its tributaries (the Cowlitz and Kalama rivers),” Moskowitz said. “I will have to say my favorite fishery is for spring chinook during March and April.”

Moskowitz 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, March 26. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

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