Outfitting my canoe for fishing
Posted by: old_user on Jul-12-10 6:58 PM (EST)
I need some advance as to the weight of anchors.
Should I do 12lb or 15lbs. I have an Old Town Guide 14'7. I am looking to purchase two anchors(stern and bow). I will fish mostly lakes, some rivers. I am in Florida will look to work some saltwater lagoons as well. Also, any preference to flukes over mushrooms shape.
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I use a 12 lb. river anchor for .....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jul-12-10 10:13 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Jul-13-10 4:49 PM (EST)
I meant to say river anchor as opposed to the mushroom not fluke. Thanks for the advice I will get the 12lb anchors. What do you use as line? Braided nylon ? 50ft?
yeah , I like braided nylon OK ......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jul-13-10 10:21 PM (EST)
type of bottom?|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-19-10 8:14 PM (EST)
Posted by: Skungamaug on Jul-28-10 1:39 AM (EST)
I used to go with the handy riverside rock tied with twine route... seemed to work fine.
no need to go fancy|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-31-10 12:02 AM (EST)
I like to use a couple of 1/2 gallon jugs filled with wheel weights and sand. Soft/easy on the boat, come up near weed free and don't cost an arm and a leg if you need to cut one free. Th vinyl covered river/mushrooms work OK too. FWIW, I also like to use sailboat cam cleats to tie off my anchors. Anchor lines can be readjusted or tossed free with one had in seconds. Handy (and safe ) feature IMHO.
Posted by: old_user on Aug-05-10 1:35 PM (EST)
I just go to Walmarts and buy rubber coated dumbbells. They are great, inexpecsive and the coating is quiet. When your done it is easy to wind the line around the handle.
IF you have a little concrete mix lying|
Posted by: bigspencer on Aug-05-10 10:25 PM (EST)
around with a large, empty coffee can and a large eye-bolt = can do the job. Can get a little messy if you're on a weedy bottomed pond, but it's not wide = short distance for lift_&_drop once over the gunwale.
you can often find freebee ...|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-11-10 2:36 PM (EST)
..sash weights from a window contractor who specializes in remodeling, or a demo contractor. They come in various sizes from 3 ponds on up. A quick coat of tool paint, and your're good to go. No big deal if one hangs up, cause they're easy to get...
Posted by: old_user on Oct-17-10 5:43 PM (EST)
I use a mesh onion bag filled with rocks that I get at the launch site. Tied off with some good 1/4 in. limp nylon rope with the "top" crimped so if you really had to pull hard the rope would slip off - leaving the mesh bag with rocks on the bottom. Then go to shore and do up another bag of rocks. Usually travel with two extra bags (we eat a lot of onions). Cheaper than an anchor or dumbells at Walmart - and on a lake it works just fine. On a river with some quick water - just use heavier rocks.
Posted by: fanopoe on Jan-18-11 12:46 PM (EST)
I have an 8lb fluke anchor and a 15 lb mushroom. I've been thinking that the mushroom was overkill, but just this weekend went to a favorite spot. The current was strong but I had left the mushroom at home. The fluke couldn't hold me except in the calmest places. So now I'm glad to have one of each.
sledge hammer head|
Posted by: old_user on Jan-30-11 11:03 PM (EST)
I use an old sledge hammer head. They are easy to tie on to and have a compact shape.
Posted by: Big_D on Feb-01-11 12:03 PM (EST)
Go with five or eight pounds. If the current is running so strong that eight pounds won't hold you, then the current is too strong for anchoring a canoe. I know many people who use 2 lb barbells. That's my opinion.