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What style of an anchor do you use not to get snagged on rocks

3/15/21 @ 10:53 AM
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Jd330v
USER SINCE 3/15/21

Hello,  

What types of unique style of anchors are you using so you don’t get snagged on rocks?

I fish in some rocky areas and have lost a number of anchors.

thank you,

Harold

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5/6/21 @ 2:11 PM
Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER SINCE 6/22/01

I use two river anchors in my boat.  Very rarely do I have a problem holding my boat.  When it's too windy, I use both anchors off the front of the boat.  If not windy I use one in the front and one in the back.

Years ago when Tony Dean praised the Richter ancho I bought one for my dad for Father's Day.  It has been too heavy for him to use for quite a few years now.  I'm hoping he'll give it back to me some day.  Not that I'll need it for my boat, but it is a great anchor and holds my dad's boat really well.

5/6/21 @ 10:10 AM
Guidedfishing
USER SINCE 8/2/01

20lb river anchors front and back.  The key is the 12-18in of chain from end of terminal anchor line to anchor.  Effective and economical as far as anchors go.  The only time I have lost one was when I managed to drop one right into a very sturdy industrial built fish crib.  Chain reduces chance of cut off in rocky area's.

5/5/21 @ 9:39 AM
huntfish
USER SINCE 6/16/03

Richter anchors have a bar on the side with sliding ring so you can pull the opposite way freeing from rocks or whatever. It holds whatever you have with appropriate rope length. Expensive, but with 2-3 lost river anchors justify the price.  Use a chain to anchor with zebra mussels etc. 

5/2/21 @ 4:01 PM
2014ranger+115
USER SINCE 8/7/17

The Richter anchor I have seldom used.  It should be good on rocks but likely to get caught on brush or in trees.  it is meant to grab things.  A mushroom anchor is best for mud but does a poor job everywhere else.  It sinks into it and creates a vaccuum that holds the boat.  The little holes in it allow it to sink in the mud faster and help clean it out when done.  My fave is the River anchor.  It has 3 flukes on it and looks like a mushroom anchor with 3 sections cut out.  It wont roll like a mushroom anchor and will dig in.  It works well in weeds also.  It is fantastic in mud and most other places.  Rivers are almost always a conglomeration of all types of bottoms and the river anchor fills these needs.  In mud they also sink fast in the mud and clean up easy.  They are very effective and I use only a 12 pounder for my 19 foot aluminum Ranger ( I had a 16 pounder but lost it in heavy current).  A Danforth anchor works great in sand as they dig deep into the bottom.  They release fairly easily if you can get on top of them.  They work in a lot of places also.  They also work well in heavy weeds as they will grab everything in its path.  The weeds come off easy.  The trick is NOT how much it weighs.  The trick is how well it grabs the bottom.  As with anything designed to grab the bottom, you may lose it if it dont let go.  It is hard to grab rock and when you do you may not get it back.  Always keep a spare anchor with you.  You may lose one or need two to hold you.  I know most dont want to hear about the use of chains or dont believe in it but we all want to use the least amount of weight or rope possible, especially when we want to anchor over a spot.  I wont go into that unless asked.  Remember, an anchor is worthless if it dont hold you in place by grabbing bottom.  They are not designed to weigh you down.


5/2/21 @ 4:14 AM
jbuckets4
jbuckets4
USER SINCE 8/21/11

Though I've hardly ever fished in rocks and have always used a mushroom anchor, looking over the design of the Richter anchor looks promising (vs. the others mentioned here).  Approx. $100.  Good luck!

5/1/21 @ 12:58 PM
toyman2k
toyman2k
USER SINCE 5/15/02

NAVY STYLE ANCHOR.  all the way.  very hard to get stuck

4/20/21 @ 3:47 PM
Tim Zwieg
USER SINCE 1/10/12

I use a Water Spike.  Actually have not used it in years, but I keep it in the boat taken apart, so it lays nice and flat in a compartment.  Good to have in case needed.

4/15/21 @ 5:18 PM
GotABite
USER SINCE 8/7/07

Love my Richter anchor! Check them out.

3/16/21 @ 7:18 AM
Goat Herder
USER SINCE 6/18/08

my friend swears by his. make sure it has the u shaped tongue. this is key. the ring needs to slide back to the pivot point when you go back over the top. don't get the rubber coated anchor, they don't dig in as well. https://www.amazon.com/SEACHOICE-Utility-Anchor-7E-41610/dp/B000Y860AC/ref=psdc_3398541_t3_B01N52DN9BGalvanized Fluke/Danforth Boat Anchor- Utility 5 lb

3/15/21 @ 1:09 PM
Herb2
USER SINCE 12/28/18

spot lock works fantastic!!!

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