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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Reel Time Trivia winner hails from Kent

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Congratulations to Chris Gregersen of Kent who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This is one of the furthest marine salmon fisheries to get to from Seattle, but the rewards are usually a nice catch of kings and coho peppered with excellent opportunities for bottom-fish.

There is a small island just outside of the tribal-run marina, and most anglers will head west to take in the spectacular wildlife views past another island and rocks and pinnacles that jut up off the ocean floor.

A halibut fishery just concluded off the coastal port, and the salmon fishery will begin this weekend.

The correct answer Gregersen gave was Neah Bay.

“I must admit that when it comes to fishing (and hunting), I’m hopelessly addicted,” Gregersen said. “Thanks to my father, I caught my first fish at the ripe old age of two, and it was all downhill from there. Growing up on Alder Lake near Eatonville, fishing became an obsession for me, and quickly ranked somewhere between breathing and eating on my priorities list.”

“As I grew, so did my pursuits for fish,” he said. “From trout and bass in local lakes to salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon on the big rivers…nothing was safe. This passion carried over to my time spent at WSU as well, where I joined up with a few other devoted Cougs who were trying to start the WSU bass fishing club.”

Gregersen said before they knew it the group was competing in the FLW College Series Circuit, fishing some of the west coast’s premier bass waters for some very healthy prizes and of course school pride.

“I graduated from WSU a couple of years ago, and today I’m just as addicted as ever,” Gregersen said. “I don’t discriminate on species, but without a doubt my heart lies in the pursuit of wild steelhead in some of the most beautiful terrain our region has to offer.”

Gregersen says when he’s not fishing (aka that other thing called work), he’s an environmental scientist for King County Department of Natural Resources.

“I consider myself extremely fortunate to have found a career path that enables me to channel my passion for fish into a productive job,” he said. “My work at KC involves a variety of fish and habitat work, which allows me to work towards my goals of conserving and sustaining our state’s precious salmon and steelhead.”

Gregersen 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 18. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

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