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Our boat club has two small Sailfish 1900 bay boats. Neither have Power-poles. The transom mount micro-pole won't work either. Any ideas on an easy to deploy/retrieve anchor system for bay fishing?
 

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Our boat club has two small Sailfish 1900 bay boats. Neither have Power-poles. The transom mount micro-pole won't work either. Any ideas on an easy to deploy/retrieve anchor system for bay fishing?
Go to Home Depot or Lowes and pickup a ground rod about 6' long, drill a hole in the end for your rope and wala a Cajun Power Pole. Stick or throw in the mud or sand and cleat it off. Will not work in the sand at the beach.
 

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Kind of assumed a stake out pole would just get pulled out, but I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
 

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Go to Home Depot or Lowes and pickup a ground rod about 6' long, drill a hole in the end for your rope and wala a Cajun Power Pole. Stick or throw in the mud or sand and cleat it off. Will not work in the sand at the beach.
Unless you have pretty low gunwhales, I'd go with something longer than 6 feet. I have a couple 8 foot stake-out type poles and they only help me in the skinniest waters I fish in because after adding the depth of the water to my boat's freeboard, the poles don't stick up much above the cleat.
 

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Cajun anchor works 10x better than the stakeout poles, I don't even keep my stakeout stick in the skiff anymore.
 

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I think I'd just stay with the old fashion sand (fluke) anchor and 3/8" rope. The bay isn't always slick and when it starts getting a bit rough, I don't think a power anchor will hold all that great, but idk, maybe it will?
 
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