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anchor question

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Personally I would not Kayak fish without an anchor.

Two main reasons.

1. I like to anchor up and fish specific spots both salt and fresh.

2. I like to put the anchor down to rest when I am fighting the wind.

 

No I dont use chain but I prefer a heavier anchor.

Always carry a knife in case you have to cut the anchor line.

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I "borrow" that is tie up to Lobster pots for a rest and use a sea anchor (Drift Sock) to slow down a drift. I try to keep my yak "light".

Just some options

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I use a 3lb. rubber coated dumbell. I tie it off to one of the side handles and just keep the extra rope between my legs on the seat. However, I have yet to fish my yak out front or in extreme currents. I would not advise to anchor from the side in those situations. I mainly anchor while flyfishing for Bass and panfish in shallow water.

 

Lou

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Dont forget the old trick up just bringing along a piece of bamboo and just shoving it down through the drain hole into the bottom in shallow areas. A broomstick cut in half and sharpened with a short piece of rope atached works great on steep dropoffs,just stab it into the mudbank. Finaly I like to use an old sharhook dulled on the tip with a short piece of line on wood bridges or pilings. Just let the tide pull the hook into the wood. For a quik release just yank it off and drop in the boat. I have never anchored a kayak.

Barrell

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