Anchor designs?

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by jbenni01, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. jbenni01

    jbenni01 New Member

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    I'm a KY boy who normally fishes the Ohio and tried out the Miss. this year. Wow, what current! My normal anchor wouldn't do the job. Figured some of you Missouri guys know plenty about a good anchor design that will stick you in a fast current. Any tips? Homeade anchors always preferred. Thanks.
     
  2. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    I built an anchor the works awesome. basically, I took a piece of 1 1/2 plate, and cut a 8" circle out of it. Then I drilled a 1/2" hole in the center of it, and welded in 1/2" round stock to it. The shaft on the round stock is 18" long with and eyelet at the top. Basically it will flip on it's side when there is pressure against it, and it hangs quick. Alot of guys are using lead, but I like the plate one better, because It pops up easier. It weighs around 26 lbs. It will stop a 24' Sea Ark in it's tracks on the Mississippi.:roll_eyes:
     

  3. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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  4. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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  5. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Go to new anchor posted by me and that is what I use,it wirks prety well
     
  6. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    So Gary have ya had any luck scrounging up any plates for Lead fest?
     
  7. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Mike... If he don't then we can do a lead one for your boat.. That vbottom won't take as much weight to stop... hehehe
     
  8. jbenni01

    jbenni01 New Member

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    Thanks guys. Preciate it.