Have yall ever used a stick-it anchor with your kayak? How well do they work and is it worth it to buy it ot diy one? I want one for when I fish the gulf or rivers. I also paddle my kayak out to local boat parties for a good time, so I would use it there as well.
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I have a DIY PVC one I like better though and continue to use it. I bounce between a Stakeout pole and an anchor depending on where I fish. The Anchor gets the call if its deeper than 5', the length of my pole, or if I'm going to aplace where I know its hard bottom.
I have a loop of Bungie cord on the Pole end of my line which absorbs some of the action/motion you get from small waves.. the PVC also flex's a good bit. I think if you search this forum thread you'll likely find a writeup on how I made it, all in cost less than $20.00 and I've had it for 10 plus years and several kayaks, canoe, and SUP's. The advantage I like of the PVC is its much lighter than a Stickit or some others and it floats, so when a long running fish is on I can simply disconnect it and come back for it or let it float behind me.
Stakeout poles are just not a good option for hard rocky, oyster, and sand bottoms.
My Anchor is a simple 6# ball style downrigger weight, with about 15' of 1/4" line attached. I mainly paddle in 1 to 6' of water but do go places where is upwards of 14' .