Thanks for the info on anchoring systems, I contacted the people who make the gpas and owners son happens to be coming to the TFF this weekend, going to meet up and buy a couple. Lakshiner, the single anchor with a bungee off of each cleat sounds like it could be advantageous in labor, pulling anchors. Though pulling anchors is about the only exercise I get for 6 months. I would think you might get side to side drift with one anchor in the middle but depending on how specific the structure you're fishing is it's not always a bad thing.
Camper728 I got a good laugh on your post: to jig fish with fatheads or troll lead core line and rapalas? When I was a kid our dad would occasionally (rarely) give us an option, do you want to go troll on Winnebago (lead core line and rapalas) or cast on Butte des morts? Catching walleyes casting was an easy choice. My dad still an avid fisherman at, I think age 78, is a lot better fisherman than in the 1970's, he fishes mainly with jigs and slip bobbers. I think he learned a lot from my younger brother Joe and by the way I don't think he reads these posts. Go with the jigs and fatheads!
Fishing report: We have mainly been fishing the deeper walleyes, 15-24' casting 1/8 oz. jigs and fatheads. We have been catching a fair amount of fish, today 35 walleyes but they have been smaller fish, today we kept 7 along with five really nice perch. The last two days the fish have been biting really light, often not feeling the bite just weight on the line. The fall is usually a great time to teach people how to catch fish with jigs, today was hard with the light bites. At 10:30 (with shore lunch planned) we had one keeper walleye and a rock bass in the live well, customer Jeff on my right was catching fish so I had him switch places with son Scott who kept coming up with a jig and no minnow. I watched his rod tip and told him what to do, by days end everyone was catching fish, it is a rewarding part of the job. We kept a mess of rock bass, they are good eating and provide additional fish frys for customers. I quit keeping them in August when the water was warm but the last few shore lunches I have been pointedly asking how they were, and really, can't tell them from the other fish.
Yesterday fishing with long time customer David we did a combination outing, fishing for both walleyes and musky. We started on some of the deeper holes where there were walleyes. I put a sucker on and put it out the back by the transom so you could see it in the sonar, we had musky come and look a couple times but no takers, we cast jigs and caught walleyes at the same time. In the afternoon, fishing shallower water, where there were walleyes and I knew musky, we put 2 suckers out on bobbers. We also jigged for walleyes, after a short time I put the jig rod down and took several casts with a black Bucher top raider. I had a big fish swirl on the top raider. David! wind you bobber pole up! I threw the sucker the 60 feet to where the fish surfaced and within 60 seconds the fish took the sucker. It swam towards the boat, he took up the slack line as the fish swam towards us, ok now set the hook hard! I had brought the musky net, they sure are easy to net with the right net, quick pictures and a good release 44-1/2" and heavy fall fish. The little time I get to spend at it, I do enjoy musky fishing . The water was 51 today, warm for this time, don't overlook the shallow water. That fish was in 6' but was relating to walleyes in current.
Great time of the year to be on the water!