The 3 Things All Anglers Need To Know About Anchoring
Anchoring can be simple.
But if you don’t have the right anchor with the right amount of rope, you may not hold the bottom or have the best positioning.
And as anglers, positioning is everything!
So in this new video from Capt. Peter Deeks, you’ll learn 3 important things every angler should know about anchoring.
Check it out below!
Boat Anchoring Tips For Anglers [VIDEO]
Selecting the best anchor for your boat is critical.
You want to use the biggest anchor that you feel comfortable handling on your boat.
This will help you use the least amount of chain possible (and make a lot less noise).
I use a Bruce Anchor which works great in heavy current or calm waters.
And I use a breakaway rig with a single zip tie.
But if I’m fishing around jetties, I will actually not use the breakaway.
I’ll use the shackle because if the breakaway does its job and you drift towards the structure, it can be dangerous.
Bottom line, find the best anchor for your boat, style of fishing, and area you’re typically fishing.
Check out “The Best Boat Anchors Of All Time (Ranked Strongest To Worst…)” to see what type of anchor is best for you!
Rode & Scope
Anchor rode is the length of your rope and chain to your anchor.
If you have 4 ft of chain and 6 feet of rope, then you have 10 feet of rode.
And your scope is the ratio of water depth to the amount of rope let out.
So if you have a 1:6 scope, you need 6 feet of rope for every foot of water depth.
Let’s say you’re in 10 feet of water and use this scope, you’ll need 60 feet of anchor rope out.
In most cases when you’re in calm water, you won’t need more than a 1:3 scope.
Type Of Anchor Rope
Using a thinner rope will help you cut through the water.
A thicker rope will allow you to grasp it easier but will also grab the current more and put more strain on your rope.
Try to use an anchor rope as thin as you can safely get away with.
If you pick the right anchor for your boat, use the right scope, and have the right anchor rope, you’ll be much more successful at positioning your boat (so you can catch more fish)!
Do you have any questions about scope?
Or which anchor may be best for your boat?
Let me know down in the comments!
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