Thread: Good choice in anchors?
04-24-2008 06:54 AM #1
Good choice in anchors?
After reading the posts about the good action on pool 2 I remembered that I lost one of my anchors and haven't replaced it. All of the anchors I have tried I haven't been happy with, they don't hold my 17.5 ft Alumacraft very good. I have tried the "river" anchors and some funny looking deal I got at Sportsmans Warehouse, but want to get one that will hold in normal river current or on a lake with some wind. Do I need to go heavier? Or try another style?Forced to work, got to fish!
04-24-2008 06:59 AM #2
IF you go a lot on big water or river for sure go heavier because your going to wish you did when your moving.....Keith Anderson
04-24-2008 07:04 AM #3
I fish a lot of very steep rocky breaks and I need to hold right on the edge. I've found these richter anchors work the best.
04-24-2008 07:22 AM #4
I use a river anchor with a lengthe of chain added and that has worked well to hold on the spot in the wind. The chain eleminates the waves from pulling the anchor up. Has anyone ever tried those anchor bungee cords that are supposed absorb the the shock of the waves?Stupid people are like slinky's both are pretty useless, but make ya smile when push them down the stairs
04-24-2008 07:35 AM #5
04-24-2008 08:02 AM #6Olson Insurance Agency
04-24-2008 08:34 AM #7
04-24-2008 07:57 AM #8
I have a 30# navy anchor, it holds my 1890 Lund in most situations and I fish in big waves. However, it has some drawbacks!!!! I have two bad shoulders and dragging up a 30# anchor in big waves definitely is NO fun!!!
I think there are many good anchors on the market and in many situations they all will hold. A lot depends on the bottom surface, if you are in a smooth surface that the anchor can't find anything to hook on to, there aren't many anchors on the market that will hold.Olson Insurance Agency
04-24-2008 08:03 AM #9
I always use 2 anchors...I stay put and it keeps me from spinning in wind changes.All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say 'Yo Goober! Where's the meat!?'. I'm trying to impress people here Lisa. You don't win friends with salad.
04-24-2008 08:07 AM #10Olson Insurance Agency
04-24-2008 08:19 AM #11
Ole, how hard are the Navy anchors to get up except for being 30 lbs, are they any harder than any other anchor to get free?
Thank you guys for the tips!!Forced to work, got to fish!
04-24-2008 08:22 AM #12
Depends on the bottom structure.
You can always insert your own cat joke in this thread as well...All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say 'Yo Goober! Where's the meat!?'. I'm trying to impress people here Lisa. You don't win friends with salad.
04-24-2008 10:09 AM #13
04-24-2008 10:44 AM #14
Ask KT, he loves anchors!Thanks God for this awesome creation called planet earth.
05-21-2008 09:16 AM #15AI Member
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We borrowed a richter for our rainy trip it held a little too well. We got it stuck for almost an hour and the only way to get it loose was to pull it with the boat 2 different times. I think with a Pro anchor (which I picked up since the richter was stuck) would have came loose since it can be pulled from either side.
04-24-2008 08:27 AM #16
sometimes using the power of your outboard to help free the anchor works if they have a really good bite on the bottom.Stupid people are like slinky's both are pretty useless, but make ya smile when push them down the stairs
04-24-2008 08:32 AM #17
Another thing you may want to try is making surre you have enough anchor rope out to catch. I have a buddy who goes out on Mille Lacs and uses up to 100'.Keith Anderson
04-24-2008 09:06 AM #18
If you want an anchor that will hold in current, rocks, sand, mud. Try the ProAnchor by Guidemasters. If you're thinking of a Richter, you're heading in the right direction. This anchor holds way better. What's the difference?
The Richter has round spikes that dig in. They ProAnchor has flat flukes that come straight off the anchor body about 2" and then angle out. They hold better. The Richter has one reverse pullout bar. The ProAnchor has 2. If you're in the rocks, all you need to do is back your boat up, pull on your anchor cord, and the anchor will come right out. No more lost anchors in the rocks (unless your rope is bad, but that's not the anchor's fault).
Here's a pic:
1. Dual Reverse Pullout Bar for release in any Anchor position.
2. Rigid Plastisol coating protects your boat.
3. 45º degree fluke design is ideal for mud and sand.
4. Wide Base prevents the anchor from rolling on the bottom of the lake or boat deck.
5. Unique split fluke design creates fast In-line dig action.
6. 5 Flat profile flukes are extended away from the body for deep digging action.
7. Hydrodynamic design allows the anchor to drop straight down for precision positioning.
Check them out at http://www.guidemasters.net/anchor/product.html
For those of you guys who use Setyr rods, you know Bill, aka Jetman. Bill is the designer of this anchor and sells them out of Big Lake. You can also get them at several local dealers.
Just for kicks. Here's a pic of the Richter. Doesn't the ProAnchor look like it will hold better and still come back to you better?
Last edited by FishinFreaks; 04-24-2008 at 09:12 AM.Aaron Cavanaugh - Rogers, MN
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04-24-2008 10:05 AM #19
I have one of these ProAnchors. They are the real deal. But, I don't even use mine since I don't anchor anymore. I bought it thinking I would use it for catfishing while waiting for the Bass opener, but I think it's been in the water only once or twice. Maybe I should sell it. Daryl, if you are interested, let me know.HawgTide
05-21-2008 09:42 AM #20
The Waterspike anchors are the bomb.
They weigh next to nothing and you can just pull the pin and they lay flat in your storage area taking up hardly any room.
The thing with them however is that you need to let out the right amount of rope to catch the bottom. I have anchored on a slope with a 30 mph wind blowing out into deeper water and the anchor held.
Waterspike @ Cabela's
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