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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:00

Kayak anchoring options

There is one piece of equipment all kayak anglers will need at one time or another to make their day less stressful on the water - an anchor. Let’s face it - wind and current are never going to go away, and there are not enough days where the winds are less than 5 mph. The choice is simple: stay home and do housework, or go fishing and use an anchor system to your advantage to combat the conditions and catch fish.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

Working with the Wind

Before I ever load up my kayak to hit the water, I always check the weather and wind forecast. Unlike our powerboat brethren, we have no trolling motor or outboard to prevent the wind from pushing us around. That burden lies solely on our paddle, pedals, or anchor system.

Published in How To Paddling
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

Kayak Anchor Wizard

While working a recent show, I checked out a product that I saw a couple years ago at another fishing show. Since I am trying to rig my kayak to fish the west Michigan streams for steelhead, I saw the advantage of the “Kayak Anchor Wizard”. Anchor Wizard is a company that will help you find an anchoring solution for whatever style of boat you have, including kayaks.

Published in Kayaks and Gear
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 14:32

Anchoring A Precautionary Tale

Last Saturday was a balmy 44° and the rivers were running just below the 75th CFS percentile, so I decided that with the forecast full moon it would be a good day to head to a spot on the East Fork of the Stones I'd been meaning to explore.

Published in Users Blog
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 02:00

Kayak Anchor Setups

The kind of bottom surface you're kayak fishing over will determine what kind of anchor you want to use. The depth of the water will also play a role in your decision as well. The following are some personal preferences that I have acquired for the different places I fish.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 18:34

Anchoring A Kayak

Anchoring

 

Deploying the anchor sounds like Childs play, just throw it over the side and wait for it to hit the bottom then tie the rope off on the side of your kayak. Let’s go through what can go wrong first. Ok I’m out at sea and the tide is running from north and I throw the anchor over the south side of my kayak and let out enough rope for the anchor to hold bottom then quickly tie off on the south side of my kayak. Now I could be in trouble if the tide is running fast because the tide will want to push me and the kayak down tide, this is going to put strain on the anchor rope, it will want to pull the south side of the kayak down and at the same time the tide that is coming from the north is going to want to push under the kayak helping the anchor that is pulling. The result can be you go for a swim or you have to cut your anchor rope leaving your anchor on the bottom of the sea bed.

See fig (1)

Published in How To Paddling

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