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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Reel Time Trivia winner hails from Federal Way

Congratulations to James Adams of Federal Way who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This year-round lake that covers 79-acres offers good spring trout, but it’s a fishery in late fall that draws all the attention for a “last chance” plant of hefty rainbows from a nearby hatchery.

It used to be a pristine wilderness lake, but has since turned into a major eastside urban area with houses lined around it, and a Krispy Kreme Donut Shop just down the hill to the south.

While it gets the nod from trout anglers, many also like to target smallmouth bass during the summer, and it is a chain of connected lakes with the biggest one being the place to be for anglers.

The correct answer was Beaver Lake.

“I try to sample a little bit of all of our diverse Northwest fisheries each year, which is not easy to do with so many different Northwest fishing opportunities,” Adams said.

“I started creek fishing for cutthroat when I was a kid at my parents property on Bingham Creek, a tributary to the East Fork Satsop back in the 1960’s,” he said. “We lived in Twin Lakes in Federal Way back then, so I would also ride my bike to Lake Loreene and Jean to do some trout and spiny ray fishing.”

In the early 1990s, Adams expanded into fly fishing.

“The last few years I’ve been spey casting on the rivers more and more,” Adams said. “But, I’ll also cast a fly for searun cutthroat, silvers on the Puget Sound, chironomids, leeches on the lakes for trout, small and largemouth bass. I also enjoy trolling for kokanee, trolling the salt for chinooks and silvers as well. I tie all my own flies and jigs for all these different fisheries, even kokanee, salmon trolling flies.”

“I consider myself a pretty well rounded Northwest fisherman,” he said. “There are still some Northwest fisheries I have yet to sample. That is what I love about the Northwest fishing, diverse, very diverse fishing in deed.”

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, Aug. 6. Winners are announced the following Friday. Winners must respond to notification via email by Thursday to be eligible for the prize.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

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