Congratulations to Joe Hymer of Vancouver who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.
The trivia question of the week was:
This place is the gateway for all migrating salmon runs heading up the mighty river, the largest once free flowing river in the state.
This year more than a half-million fall chinook will head upstream, and it is this particular place that will be filled with thousands of anglers everyday through fall. The chinook fishery usually culminates by the third week of August, but right now has been very good for chinook and a few hatchery coho.
It is a tricky place to fish, and anglers must watch the weather and keep away from shallow sand bars all across the wide body of water. If this certain place isn’t productive many will head out in the ocean to look for salmon.
The correct answer Hymer gave was Buoy 10.
Hymer is a lifetime resident of Washington, and was raised in Tacoma.
“At an early age, I started fishing for trout (and) salmon, and gathering shellfish with my family,” he said. “Before I could drive, my brothers’ would have to take me fishing before they could go on their dates with their girlfriends.”
“Luckily for them I could catch a fish pretty quickly!”
“I still like to fish for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon on the Columbia River (including Buoy 10),” Hymer said. “I really enjoy razor clam digging and fishing for albacore tuna on the Washington coast.”
Hymer 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, Aug. 27. Winners are announced the following Friday.
Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.