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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 1, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Kent

Congratulations to Dana Rollins of Kent who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This huge lake is alive with many varieties of fish, and yet is one of the most under fished areas in Western Washington. Everyday thousands of commuters travel over this lake that covers 21,500 acres.

A fish population survey taken in 2005 sampled more than 40,000 fish, and of those 30,000 were sticklebacks and more than 30 different species were found.

Some of the other more populated species in the lake are chinook, coho and sockeye salmon; cutthroat trout; rainbow trout; longfin smelt; largemouth and smallmouth bass; brown bullheads; yellow perch; pumpkinseed sunfish; crappie; sculpin; suckers and northern pikeminnow.

Anglers who know the lake can have great fishing success catching bass, cutthroats, rainbows and yellow perch.

The correct answer Rollins gave was Lake Washington.

“Well, the tragic story is I haven’t been fishing in probably 15 years,” Rollins said. “I moved here from Alabama where I fished a lot – mostly just cane-pole-sittin-on-the-bank kind of fishing – catfish, bream, trout – the usual suspects.”

Rollins once went deep sea fishing where he caught a blowfish, sea bass and the worst case of sunburn “I ever had in my life,” he said.

“Inexcusably, I’ve never been fishing here – right, I know – fishing paradise,” Rollins said.

Rollins 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, June 4. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

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