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#11596998 - 05/11/16 02:00 PM What Deep Water Anchor ?
june-bug Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 377
Can someone recommend a good anchor for deep water windy days? Something that will hold a 21' bass boat in position in wind and waves.

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#11597010 - 05/11/16 02:04 PM Re: What Deep Water Anchor ? [Re: june-bug]
Jobucko Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 86
I don't even attempt to use an anchor anymore since I got my Minn Kota Terrova iPilot. It holds my boat in place at least as well as an anchor and it much more convenient.

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#11597022 - 05/11/16 02:09 PM Re: What Deep Water Anchor ? [Re: june-bug]
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
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Just buy a cheap one ,cause sooner or later it will get hung up and you will loose it.

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#11597081 - 05/11/16 02:38 PM Re: What Deep Water Anchor ? [Re: june-bug]
Fishingking Online   happy
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 697
How deep of water are you talking about?

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#11597106 - 05/11/16 02:49 PM Re: What Deep Water Anchor ? [Re: slim 285]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 558
Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: slim 285
Just buy a cheap one ,cause sooner or later it will get hung up and you will loose it.


Not if you rig it right. You get a nice big wing anchor, tie the rope to the bottom of it, then take a heavy heavy duty zip tie (like the police handcuff style) and run it through the eye of the anchor and zip tie the rope to it. This way it stays in the up position when anchoring and let's it grab properly. Should it get hung up, you reverse your boat and it breaks the zip tie and pulls the anchor up from the bottom up and will get it unstuck every time.

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#11597169 - 05/11/16 03:06 PM Re: What Deep Water Anchor ? [Re: june-bug]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1642
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Thanks for that tip, Clark3 - sounds like an excellent plan. I think I remember seeing some with a bottom hole I can do that with.

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#11597600 - 05/11/16 06:07 PM Re: What Deep Water Anchor ? [Re: Flippin-Out]
beeflover Offline
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Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 355
Loc: eagan, mn
a spike type anchor like this with plenty of good rope. these may be the ones with the wings the earlier guy mentioned

http://www.cabelas.com/product/boating/anchoring-docking/boat-anchoring%7C/pc/104794380/c/104692680/sc/104188680/slip-ring-mechanical-anchor/737868.uts?destination=%2Fcategory%2FBoat-Anchoring%2F104188680.uts

WARNING! You can get yo boat durty with onna these!

Swing on a long line all over a hump or point etc. I use it at the end of the day when my trolling batteries are drained fighting wind. You can use the last juice in your trolling motor to pin yourself on a spot against the anchor.


Edited by beeflover (05/11/16 06:17 PM)

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#11597889 - 05/11/16 08:04 PM Re: What Deep Water Anchor ? [Re: june-bug]
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Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 527
Loc: Memphis, TN
The Digger anchor is hands down the best

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#11597898 - 05/11/16 08:06 PM Re: What Deep Water Anchor ? [Re: boeing driver]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12527
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: boeing driver
The Digger anchor is hands down the best


I agree. Go see what Academy has to offer.

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