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    fishing in calm areas

    Hi to all the jetski fishermen,

    when you guys fish from your skis do you guys ever fish calm areas in the bays and stuff? since our skis are not very quiet I could imagine it would scare away all of the fishes before you even settle down.
    what kind of anchor do you guys use or do you just drift fish?

    thanks! I'm curious and am looking into fishing from my ski


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    Quote Originally Posted by sumo500 View Post
    Hi to all the jetski fishermen,

    when you guys fish from your skis do you guys ever fish calm areas in the bays and stuff? since our skis are not very quiet I could imagine it would scare away all of the fishes before you even settle down.
    what kind of anchor do you guys use or do you just drift fish?

    thanks! I'm curious and am looking into fishing from my ski
    All of my fishing is done exclusively inland: Swamps and marsh via natural bayous/rivers and man made canals. I just idle up to my casting position and quietly lower my anchor. I use a "mushroom" style anchor similar to this one: http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...OSSSELL_SEARCH

    About anchors, I think it really depends on the type of "bottom" that you are fishing over. Once I drop anchor, I'll usually know in 10 minutes if I need to stay or move...

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    I was afraid that the ski would be too loud travel in calm areas without spooking the fishes.

    but now i know its not

    thanks for the info
    now all i have to do is wait until the weather warms up a bit.

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    A lot of times I am drifting when fishing in the flats for Specs and puppy drum. When I am fishing over structure I use a wreck anchor I made. Other wise I use a Danforth style. I get a lot of tidal current here and a mushroom type would not hold. If I am fishing next to a bridge I sometimes tie off to it.





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    i drift when im fluke fishing sometimes i troll for stripers or if theres bait present i cast

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    I use a folding grappling anchor. Sometimes have a problem on a hard sand bottom in a really strong current but works in most conditions down here and is space friendly.

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    thanks for the info

    where do you guys typically hook your anchors up to? the rear tow hook?
    i just dont know where to put it if i have a cooler rack in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumo500 View Post
    thanks for the info

    where do you guys typically hook your anchors up to? the rear tow hook?
    i just dont know where to put it if i have a cooler rack in the rear.
    I think where you fix your anchor line to is determined by how strong the current is and which way you want to fish: Usually the current where I fish is anywhere betweein 1/2knot and 3-4 knots (I'm guessing) so I can slip the line around the mirror column or, most times, I throw the end of the rope in the front compartment and close the lid. It being "mashed" in is usually enough to hold me in place. Some times, I even use the handle bar. When I move from place to place, unless it's miles of riding, I usually pull the anchor up and place it in the foot well. Then I hold the anchor down w/my foot as I go to the next spot.

    Keep in mind, it may depend on whether or not you anchor is "coated". Mine are, so it's unlikely they will scratch my skis when I move from fishing hole to hole. A galvanized, Danforth type anchor would probably have to be checked into the compartment every time you move.

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