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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 27, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from University Place

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Congratulations to Ron Asahara of University Place who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This marine location in Puget Sound draws plenty of salmon fishing action throughout the year, but many look at July and August for kings either mooching, trolling or jigging.

It is by far one of the most famous locations with a huge boathouse nearby, and a sprawling city park.

Anglers can target salmon from the ferry landing adjacent to the ample-sized boat ramp, and work their way west to the point where the current can get a bit crazy when the tide ebbs.

Many anglers will also troll along the “flats” in the middle of channel and then head north to a point on an island to fish the flood tide. As the king run nears its peak in late August many will fish east where the brackish water from one of the South Sound’s largest river spills out into the bay.

The correct answer Asahara gave was Point Defiance.

“I was born and raised in Tacoma and my dad taught me to fish as a youth,” Asahara said. “I can remember salmon fishing with him at Pt. Defiance with a lot of Japanese fisherman who passionately love the sport.”

“I love the challege of salmon mooching and the skill needed to be successful in all kinds of tidal conditions and weather,” Asahara said. “We fished at the lighthouse, Clay Banks and Pt. Dalco often based on the conditions and optimum tides. Although it’s been a few years ago, my wife, Barbara, and I with our two sons used to traveled to Sekiu, too, and fish for kings in the summer. She caught a 37 and 39 pound king to my dismay.”

“I also enjoy fishing for trout and steelhead in Western Washington lakes (and) have also made several trips to Rivers Inlet over the years and my biggest king was 40 pounds,” Asahara said. “It is certainly a lifelong sport I will continue to pursue.”

Asahara wins a nice outdoors prize.

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 30. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo by Seattle Times staff Genevieve Liang)

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