We will be attending the ICAST 2014 Show in Orlando, Florida July 16-18. We will be in Booth 1401 and will have our new RokLees Big Fish Kit. Come on by and visit us if you come to the show! We are hoping to try our device on some of the bigger fish that suffer from barotrauma in Florida. If you have any recommendations on a place to catch Snapper or Grouper that have Barotrauma let us know as we look for fishing opportunities
I know the post is late, but we are back from ICAST and wanted to share this. This is a Bluegrass Band from Las Vegas Nevada called “Out of the Desert”.
They were a refreshing break from the hectic day of doing business.
I wanted to write up about the trip I took with some Scientists I met through this process learning about Barotrauma. We have met scientists from both the West and East Coasts. Some of the research scientists from Florida were out to San Diego for a conference and we were able to hook up to get out fishing. On the trip we used the RokLees as well as several other methods for descending fish. John Stevely, Brian Fluech, Chuck Adams, Louie Zimm and myself went fishing that day.
Brian showing a Vermilion Rockfish
We left the San Diego Yacht Club on Louie’s boat early in the morning. We headed north of the Coronado Islands in Mexican waters. We targeted Rockfish with very light gear in 300 foot water. The light tackle was alot of fun. We used 20 lb test with medium size Shimano Lucanus Jigs. Louie had a great milk crate fish descending device. He used chain around the open end to weight the box. See photo
John releasing with Louies’ Milkcrate
We also used the RokLees and the Seaqualizer to release fish. It was pretty much a release trip for fish with Barotrauma only a few were kept for dinner that night. Fish released back at depth of capture or at least 1/3 depth of capture have a very high survival rate. You can check out videos on http://www.ecoleeser.com to see the RokLees in action
Today Butch, Jason and I headed south into Mexican Waters as we heard that the Yellows were biting at the Islands. Butch caught this 22 pounder around 10AM.
We caught several lings, reds and one Cow Cod which was released with the RokLees and 5 lbs of weight. The Cow was about 10 lbs, we didn’t need the 5 lbs, but wanted to be sure we could get it down to the bottom. It was released back to depth of capture. Too bad we forgot the video camera, we would have shown the release!
We are at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show
We are in Booth 737, come and visit us and check out the RokLees
It has been quite awhile since we posted. We wanted to share a link to a new video just released by some of our Scientist Friends. It shows use of 5 recompression tools and the RokLees Fish Descender is one of them! Check it out!
Retail Locations where you can buy the RokLees
Fred Hall Long Beach Show 6-10 March 2013
Fred Hall Del Mar Show 21-24 March 2013
B&J’s Sporting Goods
113 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Fishermans Landing Tackle
2838 Garrison Street
San Diego, CA
Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle
Pillar Point Harbor, 27 Johnson Pier
Half Moon Bay, California 94019
Phone (650) 728-3377
M&M Custom Fishing Rods
3016 Garrison Street
San Diego, CA 92106
3518 Barnett Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
Also available On-line at http://www.ecoleeser.com