Note that this technique works best in water less than 40 feet deep. FIRST, get a giant anchor, chain, and scope, then raft-up! Could be as simple as a down rigger weight but more weight "25lbs"is better. Originally Posted by IceKing With the North-East Trade Winds blowing offshore there's no load at all on the anchor - its just keeping our bow in line. I have been in williwas that were extremely intense for only a few hours to full-on week long blows. This might be enough to hold the stern relatively still, which would keep the boat from swinging.
The Right Anchor Many anglers, especially those with smaller boats, find it handy to use a special wreck anchor grappling hook.
Clearly not a prospect that most of us would be comfortable with. Avoiding roll is more difficult, although if you get your balance between wind and tide correct this battle is often already won. Catch a fish with a simple handline! Set the two together as normal, then pay out the remaining rode. Again, tighten your grip enough to feel the anchor tug.