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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

January 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Kenmore

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Congratulations to Bill Flerx of Kenmore who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This lake sat right at the footstep of one of the biggest natural disasters more than 30 years ago, and fisheries biologists thought no fish would survive.

In the meantime they stocked this 700-acre lake with cutthroat trout in 1989, which survived just fine and then much to their surprise found out that some fish had actually lived through this blow out that spewed debris across the entire lake.

Most of the fishing pressure occurs in the southern end of the lake, but the best cuttie action happens in the upper end that is difficult to reach. Float tubes (no gas motors allowed) are the most practiced way to fish this lake where selective fishing rules have been in place since it reopened to anglers in 1993.

The correct answer Flerx gave was Coldwater Lake.

“I am a Fisheries Biologist and work at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center for (National Marine Fisheries Service),” Flerx said. “I got started fishing long ago by going out with my dad and uncles.”

“I prefer to fly fish, sometimes I fish Lenice and Lenore,” he said. “I also do some salmon trolling in the sound mostly around Shilshole Marina.”

Flerx 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, Jan. 7. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo courtesy of Bill Flerx with a Lahontan cutthroat trout from a fall fishing trip to Lenore that was caught on an orange and olive woolly bugger fly.)

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