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#11597906 - 05/11/16 08:10 PM Kayak question
MikeAllison Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 13
Loc: Tyler Texas
I am considering buying a kayak but I have a question. How to do hold the position of a kayak in the wind or current enough to fish a spot effectively. I know there are pedal driven kayaks and electric anchors but they both put a kayak out of my budget.

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#11598214 - 05/11/16 09:36 PM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
Matty Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 164
Loc: Plano
I just use an anchor and rope. Easy to carry, cheap and works in any depth with enough line.
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#11598226 - 05/11/16 09:43 PM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 39912
Loc: Kansas
Anchor and a rope. The claw style anchor works better than the folding grapnel style anchor you often see. I attached a small zigzag cleat to the side of my kayak to secure the anchor rope to. Many people use an anchor trolley to hold themselves at the right angle. A drift sock also can be used to slowly drift over a spot.
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#11599620 - 05/12/16 02:26 PM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
BigBassB Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 196
Loc: Van Alstyne
As others have said, anchor, rope, and make sure to have an anchor trolley. Makes all the difference.

Windy days can be tough though, I usually stay in protected coves if I can help it. There are days that I get pretty frustrated dealing with the wind.


Edited by BigBassB (05/12/16 02:27 PM)
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#11601008 - 05/13/16 10:15 AM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
christian myrick Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 2983
Loc: little elm
Anchor and anchor trolley is key. I lime the bruce claw and 100ft of 5/16 cord...not para cord...it tangles too bad.
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#11601036 - 05/13/16 10:30 AM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
Astro77 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 939
Loc: Tyler, TX
I fish pretty shallow most time so my 8' stake out pole works for me.
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#11601941 - 05/13/16 07:19 PM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
MikeAllison Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 13
Loc: Tyler Texas
thanks for the info very helpful. I will probably get anchor and trolley as well as a stake out pole.

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#11602239 - 05/13/16 10:52 PM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
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Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 8987
Loc: Bryan, Texas
regular kayak anchor on one end of a 20ft rope and a two foot length of tow chain on the other..
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#11602384 - 05/14/16 06:36 AM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
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Loc: South Texas
You might as well add a brush clip as well. You may not have use for one all the time, but when you have the opportunity to use one it's better than an anchor.
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#11602545 - 05/14/16 08:42 AM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
YAKnIT Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 134
Anchor and trolley. Gotta have it. You want to think about where you want the trolley (left or right side).

I don't use actual brush clips, but it can be very useful to tie off to a tree or piece of brush. Be careful to keep your line above the water so you can get it back off the tree, or get a real brush clip. If you are fishing standing timber, this is a much better method than dropping an anchor. I sometimes work my way down a bank by tying off to one tree, then another, etc. Its faster, you don't spook fish so much, and you don't risk an anchor getting tangled up and lost.

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#11606308 - 05/16/16 03:38 PM Re: Kayak question [Re: MikeAllison]
Coolshot Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/10/14
Posts: 235
Loc: Bryan, Texas
Try attaching your anchor to a cheap retractable dog leash!! Keeps the rope out of the way! wink

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