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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Seattle

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Congratulations to Craig Bierle of Seattle who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This lake just off and visible from I-90 near Ellensburg is home to some giant rainbow trout that will range from 14 inches up to a whopping 10 pounds.

It is open year-round, and was planted this past spring with 6,500 catchable rainbows, 400 jumbos and 491 triploid trout. There is ample shoreline access and a nice L-shaped dock for anglers, and a boat launch on the west side of the lake.

This 25-acre lake also has bass, carp, pumpkinseed sunfish and suckerfish, and some seasons it also gets a plant of broodstock trout in the fall.

The correct answer Bierle gave was Mattoon Lake.

“I grew up in southeastern South Dakota and have been fishing for as long as I can remember,” Bierle said. “My father and grandfather showed me the ropes, and we primarily fished in one of last free-flowing stretches of the Missouri River, between Gavins Point Dam and Sioux City, Iowa.”

“Since moving to Seattle in 2006, I’ve been learning the local fisheries thanks in part Reel Time Fishing NW and the Lake Washington PSA Chapter,” he said. “I particularly enjoy targeting salmon and crabs from my kayak and fish primarily in the sound and Lake Washington. The fishing opportunities in this area are just incredible and have been a blast to explore–a pretty modest sized salmon is big enough to make my relatives back in the Midwest green with envy!”

Bierle 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, Oct. 15. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo courtesy of Craig Bierle)

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