Fishing Tip: silence your anchor with a towel

January 13, 2009 by admin - No Comments

When fishing shallows in a skiff, it pays to keep your anchor—tied to a cleat with a short length of free line—on the casting deck. When you hook up, simply drop the anchor over the side to stop your drift, preventing you from floating across potentially productive water as you fight and land the fish. The downside of this approach is that an anchor can make a lot of noise as it clunks around on the deck. A simple solution: put an old towel underneath it. This approach not only deadens sound, it also serves to keep the deck dry.