I use a minn-kota I pilot. I don't use a real anchor anymore if I don't have to. Some fish bit while slow moving over them. When I have them underneath me, I just push the Anchor button on the remote.
PK Fishin - Yes live bait is good for stripers, but last weekend I had a day that not one of the fish I caught was on bait. The fish were full and would only hit slabs....Reactionary bites. They were obviously full.
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