Check out our next BD Fishing Chick, Lori Mueller as she shares her life-long love of fishing and now passing it down to others.
BD:Where do you live?
Lori Mueller:I am from Torrance, California.
BD:What is your occupation?
Lori Mueller:Mom of two amazing kids.
BD:What are your other hobbies?
Lori Mueller:I would say that fishing is my number one hobby and if there is any time left in my schedule, you will find me playing tennis, hardcourt or beach. I also love to travel whenever time allows. I also enjoy the gym, rollerskating and baking.
BD:Who or what got you into fishing?
Lori Mueller:I always say that fishing is in my blood. My grandfather worked on a sport fishing boat out of Hermosa and ran a bait boat out of 22nd street landing. My father started as a commercial fisherman before he graduated high school and eventually had his own sport fishing boat, The Redondo Special. I basically was my father’s shadow and spent all my summer days going to work with him. I really just enjoyed being out on the water.
BD:What types of fishing have you done and where?
Lori Mueller:I spend most of my time fishing here local inshore, Catalina, San Clemente Island or offshore tuna. I try to get a few longer 7-10-day trips in throughout the year fishing the waters off Mexico. I have been fortunate enough to visit the Amazon the past 2 years fishing for peacock bass and other exotics. Truly an amazing trip.
BD:What is your favorite fishing so far?
Lori Mueller:I love it all. My favorite thing is to throw the surface iron. There is something about watching calicos or yellowtail charging the jig. It just gets me excited!
BD:What are some future goals or plans pertaining to fishing?
Lori Mueller:I would like to travel to more destinations over the world to fish. I have a fishing bucket list I created a few years ago and I am excited to continue checking them off the list. Some at the top are Argentina to fish golden dorado and Australia for GT. I am looking forward to fishing Cedros next year along with the Sea of Cortez (Midriff Islands) this summer.
BD:What part of fishing do you like the most?
Lori Mueller:There is something about being on the water and separating yourself from the busy chaos on land. Being able to completely disconnect it seems as if all stress is lost. It is also about the relationships and friends that I now consider my family.
BD:Tell us about your proudest moments in fishing?
Lori Mueller:I’ve never done any tournaments and I have definitely have had some catch highlights especially within the past two years, but my proudest moments is actually seeing my son share the same passion as me. In the last year alone, I got to witness him catch an 86-pound yellowfin tuna and a 100-pound bluefin tuna.
I can say it’s truly makes me happy to pass the passion along to somebody else, especially the next generation.