I'm interested in the Anchor Wizard kayak anchoring system. See it here: http://www.anchorwiz...?sort=pricedesc
Right now I have a sort of DIY version of the "Bernie's River Stick" type shallow water anchor, (see that here https://www.berniesriverstick.com/ ) but I've found that it doesn't work that well for me on the rivers where I would want to anchor up.
I've exchanged a few emails with the owner of the company, which happens to be here in Michigan, asking him about how well this system works for anchoring in rivers. He tells me that he uses it in rivers frequently, using a 5-lb. length of chain covered with a length of rubber inner tube as the anchor, and says it works great.
I was just wondering if any of you on here who fish from kayaks have any experience with it, and might be able to comment on how it works in rivers.
Just so you all know, YES, I know that anchoring in current can be a tricky business, that it is not to be done without a lot of forethought and caution. Regardless of what anchor I might use, I would never anchor in heavy current, or in any place I knew to have a lot of submerged woody debris that an anchor could get tangled around. I would never kayak in a river without a PFD secured to my person. IF I decide to go this route, I would be very careful about it, and if I determined it couldn't be done relatively safely, I would abandon the whole proposition.
Thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to provide some feedback on the Anchor Wizard system.