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#11227286 - 11/16/15 01:39 PM Anchor suggestions
Minnowkiller Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Hey guys, recently bought an 18ft fiberglass center console and am starting to rig it up for cat fishing this winter and was wondering what types of anchors would be suggested. I understand box anchors are widely suggested but I'm not looking to spend $100+ on an anchor. I've found some pretty cheap fluke style anchors on Craigslist and was wondering if anybody had used them? Also what weight would be suggested to hold the boat? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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#11227317 - 11/16/15 01:55 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Check the classified on here. Several guys make and sell box anchors for around $50. I like one around 17#. Hard to beat a box anchor
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#11227331 - 11/16/15 02:06 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
Minnowkiller Offline
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Ive looked in the classifieds a few times now and used the search bar but cannot find anything about people selling them, not sure if im just missing it or if its been removed or something. helpsign
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#11227350 - 11/16/15 02:13 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
ChuChu1 Online   content
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Check a "Digger Anchor"
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#11227384 - 11/16/15 02:32 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
clk Online   content
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He builds good box anchors for $50.00. Don't waste your money on cheap fluke anchors.
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#11227393 - 11/16/15 02:34 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
Minnowkiller Offline
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awesome thank you, i saw him on craigslist actually but didnt consider it because hes about an hour away but ill definitely give him a holler
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#11227405 - 11/16/15 02:39 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
Minnowkiller Offline
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any opinions on fixed vs. folding other than storage connivance?
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#11227450 - 11/16/15 03:01 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
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Send Vess a pm and check when he's making some up next time, Alvarado to ft worth area is only about 40 miles and you won't be dissapointed with box anchors, for a few dollars more you can get two box anchors for the price of one good digger anchor, collapsible anchors would be nice to store but the price usually doubles for those that make them
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#11227524 - 11/16/15 03:34 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Ian makes a fold up anchor but I don't know the price
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#11227604 - 11/16/15 04:13 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
44 Diesel Online   content
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http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/10776488/Box_Anchors_$50_Highland_Villa#Post10776488

Been making them for a while


Edited by 44 Diesel (11/16/15 05:34 PM)

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#11227631 - 11/16/15 04:34 PM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
I made an 18"x18" folding box anchor that I only use when someone else is pulling anchor.

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#11228628 - 11/17/15 06:57 AM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Txmedic033]
GetSlimed Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
I made an 18"x18" folding box anchor that I only use when someone else is pulling anchor.


LOL

It's always good to have someone else be the designated box anchor puller!
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#11228736 - 11/17/15 07:48 AM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
Txmedic033 Offline
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They get a free guided trip in return for pulling anchor. Unless you count all of those chiropractor bills.

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#11232542 - 11/19/15 02:24 AM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
Chemdawg Offline
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Registered: 01/22/13
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I am with chu chu the diggers are the way to go. they can get hung up and will set real quick you really should check them out I bought one on bay for 40$ the the second one the sales manager sent me one for free before that i was using the roter of my dodge charger with a 10river acne i slid drum over the stem of the river anchor like it fit like a doughnut the would wold my boat in 15mph winds but they were heavy as hell but man did thy hold i have since ditched them and use the diggers
http://www.diggeranchor.com/Freshwater_Digger_Anchor.html

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#11234806 - 11/20/15 11:32 AM Re: Anchor suggestions [Re: Minnowkiller]
Minnowkiller Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Loc: Alvarado, TX
Going to get a box anchor from Ian next week, might get a digger for the back anchor or vise versa
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