The Power-Pole Fishing Anchor And Other Shallow Water Anchors

Both the Power-Pole Fishing Anchor and the Dig Shallow Water anchor provide unmatched shallow water boat control. There are some significant differences though. This article will highlight those differences and the choice will become obvious.

Weekend fishermen have always envied the ability professionals have to precisely position a boat. Precise boat position permits accurate bait presentation. Remaining quietly within range of catchable shallow water fish is an important talent.

Before the invention of trolling motors, fishermen used oars or paddles to position boats. One of the most effective methods was sculling. This is a learned skill used to quietly move a boat in shallow water. With a paddle held so that two fingers extend along the flat side the paddle stays in the water as the fisherman moves it in a slow, smooth, twisted figure-eight motion to move the boat stealthily into position.

Fishermen quickly adopted the electric trolling motor when it was introduced. For decades the trolling motor was the best boat control tool available. Trolling motors are not without problems though. Noise, and prop wash can scare away spooky shallow water fish. The prop wash can stir up mud from shallow bottoms and even disrupt nesting at certain times of the year. Mounting brackets often pop or snap when a trolling motor is started, stopped or reversed. No scared fish will hang around when sudden loud noises invade her territory.

Florida salt flats inspired the principle that both the Power Pole and the Dig IN anchor systems use. Fishing guides on the flats use long poles to quietly approach wary tarpon or bonefish. Once within casting range the guides use the pole to hold the boat in position while the angler presents the bait to the fish.

A motorized hydraulic system drives the Power-Pole Fishing Anchor. A metal rod is extended downward until it is embedded in the bottom. The boat is held securely in position until the rod is retracted. The optional remote control lets the fisherman control the unit from anywhere on the boat. The thirty-plus pounds weight and $1200-plus price of the basic system might put this unit out of reach of the average weekend fisherman. Add in some options or choose the quieter
professional model and the price will exceed $1500.

In contrast, a basic Dig IN Shallow water anchor will cost only $220 including shipping. With only two parts and no motor or hydraulics there is no noise and very little added weight in the fishing boat. Mount brackets and options for different hull configurations are available.

For about $750 you can have two of the most expensive Dig IN Shallow water anchor kits and solidly anchor both ends of your boat. Fishing has just gotten more enjoyable.

If $1,600 for a POWER POLE ANCHOR seems expensive then take a look at an alternative. Check out DIG IN SHALLOW WATER ANCHORS.

It's a Shallow Water Anchor that is LESS EXPENSIVE than the Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor and Perfect for Flats & Bay Fishing! A shallow water fishing anchor system for all small skiffs, bass boats, flats boats and bay boats.

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It works on other than just fishing boats, too, saltwater or fresh


5 Inch Stern Offset
& 8Ft Anchor Pole

For Boats With Out Trim Tabs

Power Pole Shallow Water Anchors
Recommended for vessels without trimtabs & Deck Caps
with Overhang of 4.5 inches or Less


$228.00
Purchase & Shipping
Dig In SHALLOW WATER ANCHOR - Shallow Water Anchor Perfect for Flats & Bay Fishing! A shallow water fishing anchoring system for all small skiffs, bass boats, flats boats and bay boats.

Includes...
Bracket: 5 inch offset Mount
  • Marine Grade Aluminum
  • Finish: Chrome or Black
Pole: (1) 8Ftx ¾” High Strength Solid Fiberglass
  • Comfort Grip
  • 2 (3/4" pole) securing clips
  • Red Rubber O-Ring
    • Holds pole Up in Mount for (Small Moves)
All Necessary Mounting Hardware
  • Warranty & Complete Mounting Instructions
  • (4) 1 1/2" Stainless Screws
10 Inch Stern Offset
& 8Ft Anchor Pole

For Boats With Trim Tabs

Power Pole Shallow Water Anchors
Recommended for vessels with external trim tabs or deck caps with overhang of 4.5 inches or more

$238.00
Purchase & Shipping
Dig In SHALLOW WATER ANCHOR - Shallow Water Anchor Perfect for Flats & Bay Fishing! A shallow water fishing anchoring system for all small skiffs, bass boats, flats boats and bay boats.

Includes...
Bracket: 10 inch offset Mount
  • Marine Grade Aluminum
  • Finish: Chrome or Black
Pole: (1) 8Ft’x ¾” High Strength Solid Fiberglass
  • Comfort Grip
  • 2 (3/4" pole) securing clips
  • Red Rubber O-Ring
    • Holds pole Up in Mount for (Small Moves)
All Necessary Mounting Hardware
  • Warranty & Complete Mounting Instructions
  • (4) 1 1/2" Stainless Screws
12 Inch Bow Offset
& 8Ft Anchor Pole

(Bow Mount)


Power Pole Shallow Water Anchors
Keeps your vessel pointed into the current and reduces water slapping. Can be removed in minutes.

$239.00
Purchase & Shipping
Dig In SHALLOW WATER ANCHOR - Shallow Water Anchor Perfect for Flats & Bay Fishing! A shallow water fishing anchoring system for all small skiffs, bass boats, flats boats and bay boats.

Includes...
Bracket: 12 inch Mount
  • Quick Release Puck
  • Marine Grade Aluminum
  • Finish: Chrome or Black
Pole: (1) 8Ft’x ¾” High Strength Solid Fiberglass
  • Comfort Grip
  • 2 (3/4" pole) securing clips
  • Red Rubber O-Ring
    • Holds pole Up in Mount for (Small Moves)
All Necessary Mounting Hardware
  • Warranty & Complete Mounting Instructions
  • (4) 1 1/2" Stainless Screws
  • (4) 1 1/2" Stainless Bolts

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