La Jolla 3/25 Ghost story

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silentsmell

Newbie
Oct 16, 2012
55
93
Chula Vista
Name
Allen N
Boat
Camelia
Well you all know that La Jolla has been fishy since early last week. We arrived to the party late but hopeful. It was a parking lot out there but everyone was fishing and getting along. Bait was plentiful and so were the seals. A little before 9, the yellowtails showed up and lots of boats were rewarded. Our little Key West, wasn't so fortunate but we cracked open the beers and played the waiting game 'cause it's Friday and we aint got sh!t to do!
Fast forward 5 hours, a couple naps and a 12 pack later. Bendo! And then snap-o... Brand new terez in rod holder. The fish ran under the boat and towards the bow. Ouch, but Bobby didn't give up. The fish is still on, with 3 guides and half a rod left, this game is not over. But can Bobby get any luckier? 30 seconds into this fight and he looks up at me and says it's stuck. I look down to see that the line is caught on the transducer. I reach down and I'm able to free the braid and send the fish running back towards the stern and... crossing with the other line that's still in the water. Crap! This is a terrible start and all signs point to us losing this thing. Cut the line on the other rod, say our prayers and he's on his last lifeline. 10 quiet minutes go by and I stick the gaff into Bobby's first white sea bass. Congrats my friend!
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Ripnsumlip

Hooooook upppppp!!!!
Jul 8, 2007
630
99
SoCal
Name
Paul
Boat
Edgewater 265CC
Well you all know that La Jolla has been fishy since early last week. We arrived to the party late but hopeful. It was a parking lot out there but everyone was fishing and getting along. Bait was plentiful and so were the seals. A little before 9, the yellowtails showed up and lots of boats were rewarded. Our little Key West, wasn't so fortunate but we cracked open the beers and played the waiting game 'cause it's Friday and we aint got sh!t to do!
Fast forward 5 hours, a couple naps and a 12 pack later. Bendo! And then snap-o... Brand new terez in rod holder. The fish ran under the boat and towards the bow. Ouch, but Bobby didn't give up. The fish is still on, with 3 guides and half a rod left, this game is not over. But can Bobby get any luckier? 30 seconds into this fight and he looks up at me and says it's stuck. I look down to see that the line is caught on the transducer. I reach down and I'm able to free the braid and send the fish running back towards the stern and... crossing with the other line that's still in the water. Crap! This is a terrible start and all signs point to us losing this thing. Cut the line on the other rod, say our prayers and he's on his last lifeline. 10 quiet minutes go by and I stick the gaff into Bobby's first white sea bass. Congrats my friend!
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CONGRATS man...... That's a nice fish.......
 
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stairman

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May 16, 2009
5,323
3,503
ramona /ca/usa
Name
doug
Boat
yak and lowe duck hunting skiff but they identify as sportfishing crusiers
I call bs with out pictures of the rod...nice fish....mac squid or sardine? jig?
 
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Feb 18, 2009
673
182
Pacific
www.youtube.com
Name
Ben
Boat
22ft Boston Whaler Outrage
I snapped 2 terez rods with little effort. I sold the replacement and will never fish one again. All reels I own are Shimano though and I love the teramar series but terez, no thanks.

Congrats on the fish!
 
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tom cindric

Tom-broke-off
Jun 17, 2015
408
315
59
Lake elsinore
Name
all she's got
Boat
22 key largo / 2670 Glacier Bay
Wow...thanks for the report and the gteat story behind getting that great fish. Too funny. Seems like you guys had some Irish luck left over from st. Patrick's day!
 
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fullclip

Member
May 15, 2008
256
437
Upland ca
Name
jeremy
Boat
Mushroom 26 prosport
I also have snapped the trez rod. We took it to shimano expecting a replacement and instead the gave us the finger. Last shimano rod I will buy. Hell of a fish story.
 
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jollanes

Farming Specialist
Mar 21, 2007
430
462
Altadena, CA
Name
Joe
Boat
N/A
Wow, terez snapped. I always thought those things looked flimsy, but I have seen some big fish caught on them and they held their own. Well this settles it for me--I won't be buying a terez
 
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watersdeep

I Should Upgrade My Account
Jan 19, 2016
2,012
1,770
LB
Name
Jed Venture
Boat
the twisted ducker
I fished with a gal on a overnight trip that was fishing nothing but terez rods, asked her how she liked them she said aside from the 4 she has broke there are great. hmmm. true story.
 
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Thang Ly

Newbie
Mar 29, 2016
1
1
36
San Diego
Name
Thang L.
Boat
KEY WEST
Well you all know that La Jolla has been fishy since early last week. We arrived to the party late but hopeful. It was a parking lot out there but everyone was fishing and getting along. Bait was plentiful and so were the seals. A little before 9, the yellowtails showed up and lots of boats were rewarded. Our little Key West, wasn't so fortunate but we cracked open the beers and played the waiting game 'cause it's Friday and we aint got sh!t to do!
Fast forward 5 hours, a couple naps and a 12 pack later. Bendo! And then snap-o... Brand new terez in rod holder. The fish ran under the boat and towards the bow. Ouch, but Bobby didn't give up. The fish is still on, with 3 guides and half a rod left, this game is not over. But can Bobby get any luckier? 30 seconds into this fight and he looks up at me and says it's stuck. I look down to see that the line is caught on the transducer. I reach down and I'm able to free the braid and send the fish running back towards the stern and... crossing with the other line that's still in the water. Crap! This is a terrible start and all signs point to us losing this thing. Cut the line on the other rod, say our prayers and he's on his last lifeline. 10 quiet minutes go by and I stick the gaff into Bobby's first white sea bass. Congrats my friend!
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That is a awesome catch dude.
 
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squidbutt

docidicus gigas
Dec 25, 2010
98
16
IB,CA.USA
Name
BJ
Boat
bw shamrock
ditto on the terez snapping issue. they must be plagued with that problem. i snapped one on the first trip...they are the crappiest 250 dollar waste ever... if there are any shimano reps on here, these are the equivalent of the fraud that vw pulled with their diesels and all of them should be replaced with good rods.

pv must be paying off about now
 
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Jaggy

Member
May 18, 2010
252
61
spring valley
Name
jon
Boat
26 ft fiberform
Shimano better be listening. They won't be selling any rods to me after hearing this fucked up quality followed by shitty customer service
 
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king triton

Almost A Member
Jul 29, 2006
114
16
San Diego
Name
Fred
Boat
Ranger
Shimano better be listening. They won't be selling any rods to me after hearing this fucked up quality followed by shitty customer service


Another broken Terez I broke mine last year when a 15 pound YFT dove under their boat after a missed gaff attempt. Snapped in about the same area too. Fishermans landing took care of me with an over the counter exchange ✊
 
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