Hamburg man wins Spring LOC grand prize with 25-pound, 14-ounce salmon
May 23rd, 2019 by Keith Worrall 263
Modified May 23rd, 2019 at 8:51 PM
Bob Mueller of Hamburg caught this 25-pound, 14-ounce king salmon out of Point Breeze to win the 2019 Spring LOC Derby held May 10-19. (Photo courtesy of the LOC Derby)
Location. Location. Location.
That’s the mantra of every successful business. It also holds true for anglers on the Great Lakes, especially when it comes to finding that big derby-winning fish.
For Robert Mueller of Hamburg, he was in the right place at the right time for the Spring Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby that was May 10-19.
Fishing out of Point Breeze in Orleans County with Joe Netti of Cortland on May 11, they fished out deep for the big salmon with limited success on this opening weekend. As the day wore on, Netti suggested that they move into shallower waters and try for brown trout, another category in the contest. They put on a black and purple Long A Bomber stickbait behind a planer board and began to work a distinct mudline.