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RokLees at Squidco Fathers Day Sale – Sat 15 June 2013

June 8, 2013

Come on down to the Squidco for their annual Fathers Day Event. We will have a booth for demonstration along with several vendors. See the flyer for event specials. Hope you can make it2013_06_08_11_11_13.pdf000

Day at the Islands

March 19, 2013

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.

Butch with his 22 lb Yellowtail

Butch with his 22 lb Yellowtail

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!

ImageWe will be at the Fred Hall Del Mar show Mar 21-24.

RokLees at Fred Hall Long Beach Ecoleeser Booth

March 8, 2013

We are at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show

We are in Booth 737, come and visit us and check out the RokLees

New Barotrauma Video – Check it out

February 16, 2013

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
Suite J/K
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
(619) 798-3379

3518 Barnett Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110

Also available On-line at

What to do with a White Sea Bass??

September 30, 2012

Cook it!!.  Years ago Terri had a really good fish dish in Hawaii.  Fish in a Banana Leaf, and we wanted to try to replicate the recipe.   Terri’s sisters came down to celebrate her Birthday and helped cook the meal.  It is more work than we would normally do for just the 2 of us. You could make the packets ahead and have them ready to pop in the oven for an easier meal with guests, or you could make a party of it and have every one help in the preparation.  It was well worth the effort and a great way to spend time together.

Banana Leaf Wrapped White Sea Bass


2 1/2 Tbsp chopped cilantro

1 Tbsp minced garlic

1 shallot minced

2 Tbsp vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce (could substitute soy sauce)

1 Tbsp lime juice

½ Tsp lime zest

2 Tsp grapeseed oil (could substitute canola or corn)


Fish Packets:

1.5 lbs Sea Bass, (4 – 6oz pieces) (could substitute other light/mild fish such as rockfish)

4 large banana leaves (10-12 inch length)

1 Tbsp sesame oil

2-3 oz canned coconut milk (use rest of can in coconut rice recipe that follows)

1 fresh Anaheim chili cut into fine strips

1/8 cup of fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced

2 stalks of lemongrass, finely minced

1 large clove of garlic minced

1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves

8 fresh basil leaves

Juice and zest of 2 limes

Optional – 4 rosemary sprigs for decoration


  • Preheat oven to 415º
  • Combine Marinade ingredients in a baking dish. Place fish pieces in marinade and turn to coat.  Let stand for at least 10 minutes.


  • If using fresh banana leaves, dip them in boiling water for 3-5 seconds to soften.  (or you can run over open flame of stove to soften)  If frozen, the boiling water step is not necessary
  • Place Leaves shiny side down on work surface
  • Rub leaves with a little of the sesame oil
  • Assemble each leaf:

Sprinkle a little coconut milk over leaf.

Divide chilies, ginger, lemongrass, cilantro and Garlic and place on the 4 banana leaves


Place marinated Fish portion on top of ingredients

Put zest & juice of ½ line over each piece of fish

Top each fish portion with 2 basil leaves


  • Fold in sides of banana leaf over fish and then fold ends over to meet in middle. Use cooking string to tie up packet.
  • Optional – Tie rosemary sprig on each packet


  • Place the “packets” on foil lined baking tray and place into preheated oven.
  • Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes (If fish is less than 1″ thick, reduce cooking time to 15 mins)


  • Serve with Coconut Rice recipe that follows.  We also made a Broccolli and Mushroom stir fry.

Coconut Rice

2 cups Thai jasmine-scented white rice

Remaining coconut milk (from above recipe or 1 cup)

2 cups water * (enough so that coconut milk and water = 3 cups)

1/2 tsp. salt

Add 2 pinches (about 1/16 tsp)  of each ground cardamom, turmeric, allspice, cloves and cinnamon (or combo that you think you might like of “sweet” spices)

3 Tbsp. shredded coconut


Place rice in a rice cooker (I have not made this on the stove, but think it would probably work if you kept the temp low). Stir in the water, coconut milk, salt, ground spices and shredded coconut. Cover and set to cook use the white rice setting)

Once your rice cooker switches to “warm” mode, let rice sit 10 minutes for rice to finish “steaming”

Gently stir and fluff rice before serving


Support for Wounded Soldier Christopher Montera

September 14, 2012

Come and join us at the Benefit and fundraiser for Christopher Montera at the Bali Hai Resturant on Monday, 8 October 2012.

Check out this link for his story and to purchase tickets:

Short story, he was injured in March 2012 in Afganistan.  This fund Raiser is to help the with expenses for him and his family.  Currently he is at  the VA Polytrauma Hospital in Palo Alto, CA.  

Chris’s father is Sportfishing Boat Captain here in San Diego, he and his wife spend time with their son during his treatment. 

Maiden Voyage

September 2, 2012

Day on the Bay

Took my new boat on its Maiden Voyage today.  I installed new hydraulic steering controls and needed to do a test run and shake down cruise.

Since it was a holiday weekend, we launched down at J Street in South Bay and headed up to the Commercial Marina by the Midway Museum Ship to meet up with my buddy who is a commercial fisherman.  Check out their website and find out when and where they will be selling fresh fish in San Diego, they sell right off the boat and at the Farmers Market.


USS Midway Museum

My son and I traded boats.  My new boat is larger and more stable.  The boat will also continue to be used for Rogue Corps trips once it is completely set up for safety.  Check out Rogue Corps at


Putting the boat on the trailer

I have actually been on the boat many times, but this time I was in control.  There is a lot of new electronic equipment to learn, but am looking forward to it, and being able to get out further off shore.