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February 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Reel Time trivia winner hails from Bellevue

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Congratulations to James Seno of Bellevue who is this week’s Reel Time Trivia winner.

The trivia question of the week was:

This southern Puget Sound creek is home to a very popular fall chum fishery, and when the fish are in the banks lined with hundreds of anglers.

Fish watchers also can get a close up view of the chum migrating upstream of this creek west of Olympia and just off Highway 101. After folks are done either fishing or just soaking up the views they can warm up with a nice plate of BBQ at the popular and award-winning restaurant near its banks.

The correct answer Seno gave was Kennedy Creek.

“Fishing is a passion for me, and (I) go fishing every chance I get,” Seno said. “I grew up in Redmond and started fishing as soon as I could hold a rod.”

“My fondest childhood memories are going fishing with my dad and brothers,” He said. “I took a trip up to Alaska with my dad when i was child. I remember fishing in the Kenai and Yukon-Russian river. Being out in the wilderness and hooking salmon was like heaven.”

“After that trip, I was sold on fishing! I grew-up mainly fishing for trout and salmon. My favorite trout places are the Seep Lakes (Potholes), Fish Lake, Langlois, Omak and Lone Lake.”

My favorite salmon places are Possession, Point No Point, Jeff Head, Sekiu, San Juans, and Port Townsend,” Seno said. “As I got older, I started fishing for halibut in Neah Bay, tuna out of Wesport, and steelhead fishing in the Skykomish, Wynochee, Methow and the Olympic Pennisula rivers.”

“Fish conserveration is very important to me,” Seno said. “I remember fishing Puget Sound for bottom fish when I was a child. We would catch bottom fish everytime we dropped our line in the water. Now, we can’t even fish for them in Puget Sound. To see such a drastic decline in a fishery in my lifetime, kind of opened my eyes to what can happen if fisheries aren’t regulated.”

Seno 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, Feb. 11. Winners are announced the following Friday.

Here are our rules for The Seattle Times contest.

(Photo courtesy of James Seno with an albacore tuna caught out of Wesport.)

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