Need Help with Boat Anchoring when Fishing - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Start Anew 223shootersc Books, Movies & Stories 1101 12-24-2018 08:53 PM
Retirement Fishing Boat for Big Lakes in Eastern Oklahoma Hick Industries Boating and Fishing 14 06-06-2018 07:21 PM
THE BOAT RIDE Part II NW GUY Books, Movies & Stories 0 04-22-2018 08:37 AM
THE BOAT RIDE Pt.1 NW GUY Books, Movies & Stories 1 04-21-2018 06:30 PM
My bug out vehicle is a boat. RUN 4 IT Vehicles & Transportation 60 06-01-2017 06:11 AM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-18-2018, 06:26 AM
maintenanceguy's Avatar
maintenanceguy maintenanceguy is offline
statists' be statin'
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Deep South...Jersey.
Posts: 3,181
Thanks: 2,190
Thanked 11,273 Times in 2,450 Posts
Default Need Help with Boat Anchoring when Fishing



Advertise Here

I have a 12ft aluminum jon boat. We use an anchor to keep us from drifting if we're fishing a spot with a current. Sometimes we want to just let our bait drift out away from us in the current. The problem is...when anchored, the boat will always turn with the current flowing past us to the back of the boat. Our baits will therefore drift behind us. We don't want to fish behind us, we want to fish in front of us or to the side so we can see what's happening easier.



The boat has aluminum bench seats. We've added swivel seats mounted on on top of the aluminum benches but turning around is still difficult. You have to lift your legs over the benches and there isn't a lot of room to maneuver. The boat is only 36" wide at the bottom so it can be a little tippy. It's fine as long as we're sitting in our seats but turning around gets a little wobbly.

Any suggestions?
Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 06:43 AM
Justme11's Avatar
Justme11 Justme11 is online now
Wile E Coyote, Genius.
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 31,758
Thanks: 36,291
Thanked 82,181 Times in 23,844 Posts
Default

Rig an anchor bridle between the front and stern cleat on one side.

Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Justme11 For This Useful Post:
Old 06-18-2018, 11:01 AM
Runamok's Avatar
Runamok Runamok is offline
Don't be dumb
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 7,232
Thanks: 23,065
Thanked 13,681 Times in 4,814 Posts
Default

Get a second anchor to tie off the back.

We do it all the time when catfishing so that we can set all our rods in holders on one side of the boat. Or, to keep the current from pushing the boat side to side if we are facing directly into the current.

Here is how we do it:

1. Pull in upstream of whatever you are fishing either across the current (60-90deg angle if you don't want to go over your fishing spot) or directly into the current.
2. Ready your anchors to drop simultaneously or with the stern one slightly earlier.
3. Drop anchors upstream to maintain your 60+deg orientation to the current.
4. Fish downstream.

Basically this animation but without letting the boat straighten out at the end:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UqsJPOmqNA
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Runamok For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-18-2018, 11:42 AM
rustednail rustednail is online now
AimSmallMissSmall
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 981
Thanks: 1,695
Thanked 1,889 Times in 605 Posts
Default

fish in a pond without a current......
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2018, 04:17 PM
iyaayas's Avatar
iyaayas iyaayas is offline
Just some guy
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: the midwest
Age: 44
Posts: 9,781
Thanks: 17,319
Thanked 20,454 Times in 6,526 Posts
Default

Older thread not sure your still following.

Two anchors. Bow and stern.

Something I just recently figured out.....a drift sock. You can use them to slow way down while drifting in the current and can position your boat how you want it.

This is a great way to cover more water while looking for good spots to anchor on active fish.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to iyaayas For This Useful Post:
Old 12-04-2018, 05:52 AM
Snyper708's Avatar
Snyper708 Snyper708 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 2,666
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4,238 Times in 1,617 Posts
Default

Quote:
Something I just recently figured out.....a drift sock. You can use them to slow way down while drifting in the current and can position your boat how you want it.
A drift sock slows you down when drifting in the wind.
If you're being pushed by the water's current it's not going to help much, if at all.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Snyper708 For This Useful Post:
Old 12-07-2018, 04:26 PM
America's Patriot's Avatar
America's Patriot America's Patriot is offline
LEGAL citizen
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,269
Thanks: 3,002
Thanked 30,189 Times in 9,940 Posts
Default

In a Jon boat, I would rig an anchor trolley on both sides... look it up. It's a common issue with us kayak fishermen. You could use poles in shallow water.
Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2019, 07:58 AM
Snyper708's Avatar
Snyper708 Snyper708 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 2,666
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4,238 Times in 1,617 Posts
Default

On smaller boats in rivers or ponds you can use ropes with clamps on the ends to attach to limbs on downed or overhanging trees. It works great for Catfish or Crappies and you don't take the risk of an anchor getting caught in debris.
Quick reply to this message
Old 07-07-2019, 05:32 PM
RKW's Avatar
RKW RKW is offline
Generator Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: A1 on the jukebox
Posts: 3,635
Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 6,415 Times in 2,191 Posts
Default

Buy a trolling motor with GPS and use the spot lock/anchor mode.
Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net