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Anchor advice

  • mr. pike
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    #1443922

    I have a 18lb. river anchor in front and a 10lb. in rear of boat. Boat still seams to spin around a lot. Any advice to get it to sit still?

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58682
    #1443929

    Some people fish sideways using the two anchors.

    fargotridad
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    Posts: 72
    #1443941

    Do you have 6 foot of chain between the anchor and the rope?

    FishBlood&RiverMud
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    Prescott
    Posts: 6241
    #1444034

    Drift sock out the back when in current.

    I will run a 30# in front and a 30# in back when there is not enough current for a drift sock.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58682
    #1444050

    30 pounds? Ah to be young again. LOL!

    Ralph Wiggum
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    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts: 11253
    #1444067

    Might be the boat. I had a Sylvan Backtroller that just wouldn’t hold still no matter how much effort I put into anchoring it. Frustrated the heck outta me.

    joc
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    Western and Central, NY
    Posts: 440
    #1444102

    Sounds like some pretty light anchors to me, mine is 35 pounds.

    joc
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    Western and Central, NY
    Posts: 440
    #1444104

    Sorry it’s 30 pounds it sure helped but it’s a lot of work.

    Nick Matti
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    Posts: 53
    #1444601

    I run two 25lb richters. After I set the back anchor I run a caribeaner off the front I and run the front anchor rope off of it. Then I pull up as much of the front rope I can to tighten up my ropes and then cleat it off. If you get the bow pointed directly into the current you can eliminate almost all boat sway.

    joshkral
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    Posts: 100
    #1444607

    minnkota talon!

    FishBlood&RiverMud
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    Prescott
    Posts: 6241
    #1444618

    30 pounds? Ah to be young again. LOL!

    Anytime i bring friends, i tell them the trip is on me, leave all rods, tackle, bait, etc at home…But you have to be the anchor B%$ch ) I tend to move more often when someone else is yanking those things in!!

    Tom P.
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    Whitehall Wi.
    Posts: 3208
    #1444697

    I use a Water Spike with 6 feet of chain light about 6lbs and holds in all conditions except pure rock. If I need a back anchor I use a 12lb anchor similar to a Water Spike in current a drift sock.

    If you set the Water Spike correctly God will not move you unless you want him to.

    gimp
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    Posts: 181
    #1444809

    good advice when it comes to anchors is 6ft of chain and use about 3ft of rope for every foot of water depth, when in swift water you might have to go to 7ft of rope per ft of depth or more.
    I have a 16ft lund and have fished the Rainy for sturgeon and my anchor is only about 12 or 15 lbs and have not had any problem with it holding because I use plenty of rope and chain.

    monticatgeek
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    Monticello, MN
    Posts: 105
    #1444939

    the best anchor on the market is the Cat River Anchor. it sets fast and doesn’t let go until you pull it up. they come in 10, 16, or 20 pound models. I run the 20 pound in the rivers and the 10 pound on the lakes I fish.

    FishBlood&RiverMud
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    Prescott
    Posts: 6241
    #1444964

    good advice when it comes to anchors is 6ft of chain and use about 3ft of rope for every foot of water depth, when in swift water you might have to go to 7ft of rope per ft of depth or more.
    I have a 16ft lund and have fished the Rainy for sturgeon and my anchor is only about 12 or 15 lbs and have not had any problem with it holding because I use plenty of rope and chain.

    Only problem that comes with lots of rope can be lots of boat sway if not in steady current. Drift socks help, but shifty winds and lots of rope means slack line.

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