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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 2, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Shoreline

Allen Cameron Trivia.jpg

Congratulations to Allen Cameron of Shoreline who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

There are a few statewide lakes named after this rather nocturnal semiaquatic animal that is known to build dams out of wood.

The one I’m looking for is open year-round to fishing and lies on the eastern area of King County, and in the late fall it gets an annual trout plant that creates a last chance frenzy for anglers before the long winter sets in. It also gets a nice plant of about 10,000 catchable-sized trout in the spring, but the half pounders it gets in fall from a nearby hatchery draws the most attention.

The east side of the lake has a public access with a small boat ramp and limited parking. The shoreline in the park at the swim area is about the only public access for bank anglers as the rest is filled with homes and private property.

The correct answer Cameron gave was Beaver Lake.

“I grew up in Bellevue and started fishing when I was five with my dad,” Cameron said. “He would take me all over the place to fish from trout in Pine Lake to perch and walleye on Potholes Reservoir or to the Snake River for some bass and catfish with my grandpa.”

As I grew older I have fished the West Coast for salmon, the Atlantic off of New York for blue fish, and Mexico for some awesome deep sea fishing action,” he said. “Not to mention some great fly fishing on the Madison and Big Hole rivers in Montana. If I were to pick one as my favorite I would have to go with deep sea fishing. When you hook a 50 pound dorado or a 100 pound marlin, man oh man nothing beats it!

Locally, Cameron really enjoys the monster pink salmon runs up the Snohomish River, because “it’s nonstop action all day.”

“I wish it happened more than every other year, but I suppose that’s what makes it so much fun. I will fish for anything anytime anywhere anyhow!” Cameron said.

Cameron 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, Nov. 5. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo courtesy of Allen Camerson)

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