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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Reel Time Trivia winner hails from Bainbridge Island

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Congratulations to Jeff Westerlund of Bainbridge Island who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

Often time the excellent fall salmon fishery on the Humptulips River can be as busy as I-5 during the morning rush hour so this other not so nearby option can also have its grand moments for coho, chinook and winter steelhead.

This is a tributary and flows into the Queets River on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula, and the remoteness means don’t look for many amenities in this neck of the woods. It is located about 62 miles north of Hoquiam and a road with the same name parallels the river for about 12 miles.

The correct answer Westerlund gave was Clearwater River.

“Growing up in Minnesota, I have been fishing in lakes for as long as I can remember,” Westerlund said. “My dad also enjoyed fishing and we had many good times together on the lakes of Minnesota.”

“Since moving to Washington state many years ago, my focus has changed from lake fishing to river fishing and now primarily to fly fishing rivers and salt water,” he said.

“Now I mostly fish for sea-run cutthroat in the saltwater (though this year was a terrific one for coho too!), and summer and winter steelhead,” Westerlund said. “I live on the west side of Puget Sound, and my focus has moved to the rivers of the (Olympic Peninsula).”

Westerlund 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. 29. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo courtesy of Jeff Westerlund with a summer-run hatchery steelhead he caught on the Upper Hoh River.)

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