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What's the best anchor to use? #11380805 01/30/16 06:33 PM
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I got blown around too much on eagle mountain. Does anyone have any recommendations on anchoring? My little mushroom anchor couldn't perform under the 20mph gusts.

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Re: What's the best anchor to use? [Re: Spencer J.] #11380817 01/30/16 06:43 PM
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Fluke style anchors work very well. Make sure you let out plenty of rope.

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Box anchors

Re: What's the best anchor to use? [Re: Spencer J.] #11381084 01/30/16 11:04 PM
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I have a fluke style on my 22 ft. deep vee cc. It works very well. get at least 3 ft. of anchor chain and enough rope to let out 3 ft. of rope for every 1 ft. of depth.


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Re: What's the best anchor to use? [Re: jbobo] #11381091 01/30/16 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: jbobo
I have a fluke style on my 22 ft. deep vee cc. It works very well. get at least 3 ft. of anchor chain and enough rope to let out 3 ft. of rope for every 1 ft. of depth.


+1 on anchor chain. I use 6' of chain on my 18' center console; the more chain you use, the less anchor you need.


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Re: What's the best anchor to use? [Re: Spencer J.] #11381170 01/31/16 12:21 AM
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I pilot with anchor lock. I used an anchor with my 22 ft bay boat and will never go back. If you have to use an anchor I would defiantly have about 4 foot of chain.


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Re: What's the best anchor to use? [Re: Spencer J.] #11381187 01/31/16 12:29 AM
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well, actually I have 20 ft. of chain. I think he has a smaller boat, so he doesn't need that much. lol 6 to 8 ft. would be best though.


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Re: What's the best anchor to use? [Re: jbobo] #11381301 01/31/16 01:47 AM
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I have a 17 foot alumacraft. It's not huge.

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academy has fluke style anchors and rode(chain). I believe the label will tell what size you need for your size boat.


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Re: What's the best anchor to use? [Re: Spencer J.] #11381312 01/31/16 01:53 AM
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Same. Works for me.


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I use 2 box anchors and 6' of chain per anchor. I let out 3x the depth in rope and stay rock solid when tight lining for catfish. I use just the anchor feature on my trolling motor when fishing humps for scaly fish.

Re: What's the best anchor to use? [Re: Spencer J.] #11381563 01/31/16 03:53 AM
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Thanks a ton. I'll go get a fluke anchor with chain and lots of rope. The wind will have nothing on me!

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Chain is a must.


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Re: What's the best anchor to use? [Re: Spencer J.] #11381696 01/31/16 06:18 AM
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Ditto on BOX ANCHORS. I have found these to be much easier to use
than a fluke anchor and very reliable. All you need is 2 feet of rope for every 1 foot of depth.
And thats only if the wind is blowing hard, otherwise you can use less rope than that.

They are expensive to buy from Slide Anchor, the company that came out
with them. But there are guys that weld them up much cheaper. I've seen a guy's advert on
the TFF For Sale forum for them. Lots of guys on TFF catfish forum use them, including
guide Chad Ferguson who is pretty picky about his gear.

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