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Old 04-16-2009, 12:37 PM
GoBrowns GoBrowns is offline
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Default Anchors for kayaks

Hey everyone. I got so sick of my Tracker boat dying on me, and of course loading and unloading from the trailer, that I sold it over the winter and just bought a kayak today. I'm going to give the maiden voyage in the morning. Now I have never even been in a kayak before, let alone fished from one. My question is how necessary is an anchor, and if so, how heavy should one be? I got a 10.5 foot trophy 126. I bought a little 1.5 lb. anchor with it, but wondering if I should get a heavier one. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: Anchors for kayaks

To me it really depends on how deep you're fishing and how much current/wind there is.

Most times I really don't like one, unless I'm fishing a bridge
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:16 PM
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I use a 1.5lb anchor in soft water on my river. It holds just fine, though I use around 18" of chain to keep the anchor laying flat and have a break out device if it gets snagged (it turns the anchor upside down).
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:12 AM
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I catch more by going with the flow of the river.although when you latch into a bit of a Slab-of-a-fish,it is somewhat more difficult to be in control of the situation,and often a tow up and downriver takes place whilst you tire-out your fish before you can raise it to the surface.But its Real Good fun,cos them fish give it thier Best shot at avoiding bieng Yakked.Best bit is when you see thier eyes and they see yours,on the same water level. Give it a try.but Always be sensible about each situation and be sure that your best friend The Lifejacket is always with you.Enjoy your new sport.Pavlopaul.England.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: Anchors for kayaks

Not very important, but i like using one because i like to keep my position when i'm casting onto a bank for big fish like Snook and Tarpon
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:41 PM
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My brother bought the same yak and I find it quite heavy.I would recommend an 8lb anchor.I just added a drift anchor to my yak and it works great for control and slowing the drift.It actually allowed me to drift in a straight line and cast along the shore for bass.I would also recommend an anchor trolley system.
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