By Gary Rankel
I don’t normally like anchoring while fishing, much preferring the paddle-cast-paddle-cast technique. However, I’ll be fishing in a few tournaments this year in areas where anchoring for brief periods might be more productive.
So, I decided to install one of the readily available anchor trolley systems on one of my W500’s (the one from Yakgear) as well as an anchor pin. Installation instructions were easy to follow, and it works well. I prefer using the easy to deploy pin, but. of course, it won’t work on rocky bottoms, so I’ll also carry a small claw anchor along as well. None of the assembly gets in the way of paddling.
Gary is the founder of the Nature Coast Fishers Club, and the author of a kayak fishing guide to Citrus County, Florida.