Anglers with a desire to take deep holding fish on lures are becoming spoilt for choice in sunny Queensland. Plastics just get better, blades have made a resurgence and the ubiquitous vibes are right up there with the best of the many tools in the arsenal. And Quick Catch from Townsville are producing some absolute winners.
I took a fair selection of hard and soft Quick Catch vibes to Weipa during our last trip. They were, perhaps, too well received by the fish up there. The reality is that there are too many critters up in those waters with very sharp teeth – the QC vibe dropped, the line moved just a little, and the lure’s gone! We caught queenies, but lots of other fish caught us.
On the positive side, Quick Catch vibes are sold by the box and at a very competitive rate when compared with others.
The second round of testing was carried out in Somerset Dam during late winter, which from all accounts fished either hot or cold depending on the day. Luckily we struck a warm spell.
The QC was right on the ball and we captured a good range of bass and some goldens on the 6.5cm hard vibes. Within the box of eight, I found virtually any colour worked fine with a long cast and flutter back action.
After showing the Somerset Dam fish who was ruling the roost, it was on to the good old Brisbane River for some action.
The first morning was a cracker with a cool spring breeze, a fair run in the tide, plenty of wash from passing craft and the fish were showing up on the Lowrance HDS7.
Anyone who has fished the river understands that seeing fish on the sounder does not equate to a good bend in the rod, far from it, but two threadies and a decent fat mulloway took a shine to the silver 100mm 20g (soft) QC over a three hour fishing session. I came away pretty satisfied with that outing. Since then we have added river snapper to the capture list, which is still expanding.
These vibes in both the hard and soft bodied style are well worth trying. There are real cost savings by buying them by the box and the variety within each box allows for some experimentation with colours to find out what the fish are interested in on the day.
Check them out on the ‘net, Mr Google can put you onto them quick smart and a box from Townsville only takes a day or so to arrive.Reads: 2001