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#11453323 - 03/03/16 07:36 AM Which anchors are best?
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I have a skeeter zx185 bass boat that I need anchors for. I have been fishing for Bluecats more than bass and need to anchor up to fish sometimes. Which anchors should I get for my application? My home lake is Lewisville with mud and sand bottom. I have been looking at getting a 15 lb river anchor with a 6' chain and 100ft rope paired with a 10 lb mushroom/no chain/100ft rope. What do you guys think? What do y'all use on your bass boats and why?
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#11453337 - 03/03/16 07:40 AM Re: Which anchors are best? [Re: El Gato Azul]
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box anchors , look in the classifieds on here
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#11453342 - 03/03/16 07:44 AM Re: Which anchors are best? [Re: El Gato Azul]
Capt Jerry Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
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I like the Danforth and Fortress style anchors. They are relatively light weight and hold very well in sand or mud bottoms.

http://www.danforthanchor.com/overview.html
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#11453358 - 03/03/16 07:51 AM Re: Which anchors are best? [Re: El Gato Azul]
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I would also like to be able to store them in aft compartment so compact size is a plus.
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#11453516 - 03/03/16 08:39 AM Re: Which anchors are best? [Re: El Gato Azul]
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Motorguide Xi5!!!

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#11453555 - 03/03/16 08:50 AM Re: Which anchors are best? [Re: El Gato Azul]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Motor guide xi5? My trolling motor is top notch...not looking for a trolling motor
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#11453842 - 03/03/16 10:23 AM Re: Which anchors are best? [Re: El Gato Azul]
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Originally Posted By: Cree
Motor guide xi5? My trolling motor is top notch...not looking for a trolling motor


He means because the anchor mode works so good on the Xi5. The blues should be shallow so shallow water anchors would work great until winter. Go buy a couple long pieces of conduit and beat them into the ground w/ a small sledge hammer. You can put a PVC tee over the conduit and then tie to your boat to prevent the conduit from scratching you boat. If you insist on traditional anchors. Box anchors w/ 6' of chain and 3:1 ratio of rope will hold rock solid.

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#11455707 - 03/04/16 08:19 AM Re: Which anchors are best? [Re: Capt Jerry]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Thanks Jerry, going with your reco...fluke style it is.
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#11458923 - 03/06/16 10:13 AM Re: Which anchors are best? [Re: trlrman]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Originally Posted By: trlrman
box anchors , look in the classifieds on here


+1...the only things that work.
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