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I've been fishing in the marsh area and I was wondering which would be a better choice; an anchor with rope or a stick anchor? Or maybe both. If the answer is a stick anchor, how long. Please let me know your thoughts or experience. It would probably be for anchoring around the oyster beds. I currently fish in my Jackson Cuda 14.


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I have used an anchor for the last few years and only recently got a stick. I think I like the anchor a lot more because it doesn't get in the way and I can unclip it if I need to. The stick gets in the way sometimes as it's long to double as a push pole. There have been a few times when I needed both but only once or twice and it was due to heavy winds and the direction in which I wanted my kayak to point.

Why would you need two when using live or cut bait?
 

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I gotcha, that makes sense. I used mine in the same fashion but it was for any kind of bait because the winds were so bad the time that I had to do that.

Tarpon- I have a really long section of rope, probably 30 feet, on my anchor but I also have it wrapped around a electrical chord holder. I put a loop in it about every 6 feet or so and that way I can let it out or take it back in as needed. I also put a round float on the end with the clip so that if I have to leave the anchor while fighting a fish I can get back to it and know where it is.
 

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All the reports I've read say don't ever use your scupper for anchor pins... Supposedly the worst place to add stress to a kayak.
 
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