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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Seattle

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Congratulations to Ben Larson of Seattle who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This year-round trout fishing lake is located south of Federal Way, but In King County and covers only about 38-acres.

The lake gets a fairly good plant of rainbow trout in spring and produces the best fishing from March to June, and later in fall when the water cools back down. There is a large fishing dock, but trolling the north end and the east side of the lake is much better.

The summer months are tough to fish, but you can pull out some smallmouth bass, and there is a big 30-foot deep hole on the south end that gives up summer trout action. There’s a King County Park dock and ramp on the south side of the lake.

The correct answer Larson gave was Five Mile Lake.

“I’ve lived in the Northwest my whole life (I’m 31) and love the outdoors – but admittedly do not enjoy them as much as I’d like,” Larson said. “I’m more of a shellfishing guy.”

“When I was younger my family owned some waterfront property on Dabob Bay near Quilcene,” he said. “I have fond memories of digging clams on the beach, and (tide willing) going after the occasional geoduck. We had a family camping trip to Dosewallips State Park a couple summers ago during the lowest tide of the year. Needless to say we got our fill of those tasty bivalves.”

“More recently I went on a camping trip to Moran State Park and did a little fishing at Mountain Lake,” Larson said. “Didn’t have much luck with the fish, but it was hard to complain when you get to see a bald eagle flying through the morning fog over a pristine lake. We’re so lucky to live in such a diverse area, where you have saltwater bays, mountain lakes, and every size of river, all within a relatively short drive from the big city.”

Larson wins a nice outdoors 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, April 2. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo courtesy of Ben Larson when he was 7-years-old with a nice geoduck he harvested from a Puget Sound beach)

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