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#11816127 - 09/07/16 09:20 AM My anchor somehow came unclipped...
supernova1992 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
Posts: 82
Loc: College Station, Tx
I had a small 10lb mushroom anchor for my jon boat, and went to pull it up the other day to find an empty carabiner clip at the end of the rope.

Nonetheless, I still caught some nice bass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VidiqPf-6Xw

I already bought a new anchor and this time I'll tie directly to the rope with a bowline knot. Anyone have any idea how it could have come off? Also, how to make sure it doesn't happen again?

Thanks guys!
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#11816220 - 09/07/16 10:06 AM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
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#11816295 - 09/07/16 11:00 AM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
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#11816310 - 09/07/16 11:10 AM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
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#11816312 - 09/07/16 11:12 AM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
TxRanger1 Offline
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#11816314 - 09/07/16 11:13 AM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
NickHasty Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
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It just happens, the gates on those clips provided on most anchor ropes are junk. Mine has a real locking carabiner on it, problem solved.

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#11816366 - 09/07/16 11:54 AM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: TxRanger1]
supernova1992 Offline
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Originally Posted By: TxRanger1
mountain climber


Those pesky underwater mountain climbers! What should I stock the lake with to get rid of them?
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#11816371 - 09/07/16 11:58 AM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
JohnButte Offline
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Originally Posted By: supernova1992
Originally Posted By: TxRanger1
mountain climber


Those pesky underwater mountain climbers! What should I stock the lake with to get rid of them?


Yetis.

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#11816380 - 09/07/16 12:04 PM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: JohnButte]
supernova1992 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
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Loc: College Station, Tx
Originally Posted By: JohnButte
Originally Posted By: supernova1992
Originally Posted By: TxRanger1
mountain climber


Those pesky underwater mountain climbers! What should I stock the lake with to get rid of them?


Yetis.


That'll work for this winter. The yetis will die off in the summer right? I don't want a population boom
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#11816381 - 09/07/16 12:05 PM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
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#11816580 - 09/07/16 02:17 PM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
TBS Offline
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I had that happen years ago. I now have a float on the line about 5 ft from the end I tie to the boat. If it comes off at least there is a float I can grab to pull it back in.
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#11816642 - 09/07/16 03:02 PM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: TBS]
supernova1992 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
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Loc: College Station, Tx
Originally Posted By: TBS
I had that happen years ago. I now have a float on the line about 5 ft from the end I tie to the boat. If it comes off at least there is a float I can grab to pull it back in.


The problem with this one is that the clip came off the anchor itself. So I pulled the rope up and there was no anchor on the end
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#11816656 - 09/07/16 03:10 PM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
Cast Online   content
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Registered: 07/31/12
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Use a chain link that screws shut and don't lose any more anchors.
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#11816684 - 09/07/16 03:32 PM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: Cast]
supernova1992 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
Posts: 82
Loc: College Station, Tx
Originally Posted By: Cast
Use a chain link that screws shut and don't lose any more anchors.


You think it would be better to tie the rope directly to the anchor or is the link necessary?
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#11816702 - 09/07/16 03:43 PM Re: My anchor somehow came unclipped... [Re: supernova1992]
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Registered: 06/04/08
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Originally Posted By: supernova1992
Originally Posted By: Cast
Use a chain link that screws shut and don't lose any more anchors.


You think it would be better to tie the rope directly to the anchor or is the link necessary?


I would tie direct using an anchor knot thumb peep

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