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Offline KFhunter

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Re: Anchoring for Halibut
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2021, 05:22:26 PM »
I have only been fishing salt for a couple years total. Been an interesting journey. Had 100’ plus out in 30’ of water and had a big wave sneak up on me and break OVER the outboard. That was an eye opener for sure. The ocean does not really care about your ‘feelings’!!! 😳🤯😄
The whitecaps on Lake Washington are ‘cute’ compared to the ones I have encountered in the sound or on the coast. Tide changes are a whole different animal to get used to.

When whitecaps are coming towards the stern I toss the anchor line around a rear cleat, faces the boat into the waves 1/4 away.  Boat planes to one side in the current though, but you can pick a side to plane too.

Easy to yank the line off the cleat too, the boat swings around facing the current.

I dunno if that'd be safe or not in the salt, depends on the current and if the stern is burying in down into the current.

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Re: Anchoring for Halibut
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2021, 05:31:18 PM »
When whitecaps are coming over the stern, I turn the boat to the dock and push the throttle lever forward.

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Re: Anchoring for Halibut
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2021, 05:42:00 PM »
Lol then I'd never fish!


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Re: Anchoring for Halibut
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2021, 07:07:09 PM »
Oops I lied, we're using this type,
maybe I should make a few in case we loose one.

The zip tie keeps the chain at the top of the anchor, when pulling if it hangs the ziptie breaks and the chain pulls from the bottom, shich slides the "flukes" straight up and out.

Haven't lost one yet in the Columbia, but others have and salt that much easier with a wider drift potential.

I use this same anchor for columbia and hali fishing. Depending on how big your boat is, adding chain does wonders for holding bottom. 10-15' is pretty common.

I use a Columbia anchor for halibut. Only drop the hook on smallish tides and never in more than 150. Remember to keep an eye out for people drifting down on you, I e had to blow the horn on a couple guys not paying attention. Sometimes they donate their spreader rigs to your anchor line.

 :yeah: Kelp patties too! PITA to clear your buoy!
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Re: Anchoring for Halibut
« Reply #34 on: Yesterday at 01:54:30 PM »
I've been using the 13lb Rocna with chain the length of my boat for 5 years now in the straits, ocean etc with great results.  No issues ever with setting, tide changes or retrieval.  Grabs on all bottom surfaces that I have experienced so far.   

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Re: Anchoring for Halibut
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 02:38:41 PM »
Any proper anchor system requires chain to achieve good hold. Preferably the length of your boat at minimum.

 


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