Anchoring with a Float

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Epicskwid
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:45 pm

I have a few questions about how you all anchor to the bottom while fishing.

When bait fishing i drop mine and clip a buoy on , let out 10m of rope and have it sitting out in-front of me. On a few occasions i have had fish run around the rope. The main reason i have it there is to point my nose into the wind.

Should i be anchoring with my rope behind me? how much of an issue is wind behind the yak?
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:31 pm

Fish will still wrap the warp if it's behind you (and subsequently harder to sort out)

Since it's a buoyed system, why not dump the anchor on hookup, go for the ride, deal to the fish and then come back and clip back on?
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:53 pm

I've never had a fish wrap around the anchor rope and always have it off the stern. You just need to keep an eye on the swell - some ppl find it a little disconcerting but I've got used to it now

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:07 pm

I've hooked one fish that needed a disconnect from the anchor by the time i went to release it id already lost it.
I don't tend to hook that many large fish HLD :lol:

Another reason is when fishing back into the burly trail i'm facing the wrong way so perhaps i'll set it the way the current is going in order to chuck baits back into the trail.
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:56 pm

I got my drogue tangled up in my rudder out the back once and couldn't get to it to fix it up. Back in the days before I had a motor on my kayak and it was a mission getting back to land!!! Fortunately I wasn't too far from an island. Guessing the same thing can happen with an anchor system. I do still run it out the back, good for keeping the sun out of your face and casting down current, but always concerned that'll happen again.

Might just be me being somewhat stupid / clumsy / catastrophe-prone.
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:51 am

I try n fish with current n wind in same direction and may change launch spots to make it happen.
Float out the back n rarely get wrapped by fish. In 6m that's 12m+ behind me.
Back to the wind is warmer n increases casting distance. Disconnect shark clip n dump on kingis.
Reminds me I need to add some chain as have had anchor cut loose recently.... :swear:

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Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:47 pm

The couple of times I've anchored I have hung off the stern. Baits foward in the current.
When I have tangled lines in the rudder , while drifting, in the old Viking I have been able to turn 180 , straddle my legs over the side and lay down on the catch bag and clear everything without tipping over. May not look gracefull but. hey, it's doable. The 440 is a stable beast :)
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:25 am

Have a look at Rob Fort's anchor leash/quick release system. Great set up that allows you to dump the anchor at any time.
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:57 pm

I've got one of Robs quick release systems. I've discovered that it's very easy to trip the quick release by mistake, particularly when anchor. I've had to paddle back and retrieve the anchor a few times now

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Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:07 am

JohnnyR wrote:I've got one of Robs quick release systems. I've discovered that it's very easy to trip the quick release by mistake, particularly when anchor. I've had to paddle back and retrieve the anchor a few times now
I did that few times too. Had to find a way to position the toggle so I didn't accidentally grab/bump it. Got it sorted now.
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