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April 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Mountlake Terrace

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Congratulations to James Mize of Mountlake Terrace who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This 95-acre lake in Snohomish County generated a 3.0 trout per rod catch average on the statewide lowland lake’s opening day of trout fishing in 2011.

Usually the first few weeks of the season draws big crowds to this lake near Granite Falls, and gets a hefty plant of 9,000 rainbow trout for the opener. There is also big cutthroat trout and large population of largemouth bass.

The correct answer Mize gave was Bosworth Lake.

Mize is a Pacific Northwest native who grew up in Bremerton. An avid fisherman since his youth, when he was known to skip school to dip-net candlefish in Sinclair Inlet and his first Boy Scout merit badge was for fishing.

“Having read Moby Dick and too many Jack London short stories, (I) went to Alaska straight out of high school to seek adventure and fortune in the frigid waters of the Aleutians and the Bering Sea,” Mize said.

Mize worked his way around crab and longline fleets for 15 years before eventually going to law school.

Mize now works as a manager of a Seattle fishing company. He spends his free time chasing fish in the Puget Sound and Lake Washington with his kids, which gives a chance to pass on the lore of fishing to the next generation.

Mize wins some fishing tackle.

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 23. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Picture courtesy of James Mize. Pictured is James with his son Robbie and a small octopus and flounder they caught while lingcod fishing in Elliott Bay last year.)

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