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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Reel Time Trivia winner hails from Seattle

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Congratulations to Ben Larson of Seattle who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This small 34-acre lake near Colville in Stevens County is a chilly trout fishery affair. It offers trout anglers a winter fishery from Dec. 1 to March 31, and is open for catch and release except up to five rainbow trout may be kept daily.

Early on it is pretty much and open water fishery, but set at an elevation of 2,141 feet as the winter chill arrives it becomes an ice fishing destination with auger in tow. Rainbow fry from spring plants grow big and fast, and the trout are hungry but will mainly feed on smaller presentations.

The correct answer Larson gave was Hatch Lake.

“Probably the most memorable fishing I’ve done was on my brother’s bachelor party a few years ago,” Larson said. “We all went on a chartered trip out of Westport, and mainly went after lingcod. You couldn’t leave your line down for a minute without snagging one – it didn’t seem fair.”

“The boat had about six lines off the side, when a big silver salmon bit on mine and managed to tangle all the other lines up before breaking free,” he said. “The one that got away. While not the most “sporting” fishing, it was still a fun time with friends out on the water, so there’s nothing to complain about. Every one of us made our limit in a couple hours.”

Larson 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, Dec. 17. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo courtesy of Ben Larson when he was 7-years-old with a nice geoduck he harvested from a Puget Sound beach)

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