Below is a Typical Columbia River Anchor Setup

River Anchor - in most cases a 25lb Rocking Chair style anchor will work, depending on bottom conditions and boat size.

Columbia River Anchor, Rocker Anchor

3' to 10' of chain - Typically 5/16" to 3/8" diameter, galvanized with a quick link to attach to your main anchor line.

Anchor Chain

Anchor Nest - Also called, Bow Roller, Anchor Locker, Anchor Holder. Any device to hold your anchor on the bow of your boat.

Anchor Locker to stow and deploy your anchor

300' of Rope - This will cover most river conditions, a good overall rope would be, 300' of 3/8" Solid Braid Nylon Rope.

Rope for anchoring a boat

Buoy Ball with an Anchor Puller - This combination will allow you to retrieve your anchor, using the power of your boat

Anchor Puller with Buoy Ball

Boat Cleat - This will allow you to secure your anchor rode/anchor line to your boat while on anchor. You can permanently attach one to your boat or use a slip in cleat system.

Boat anchor cleat bracket


Anchor Rope or Anchor Rode Bag - With an anchor rope bag, you will have a place to stow your rope and secure excess rope while on anchor.

Anchor Rope Bag, Anchor Rode Bag

Small Buoy for Anchor Rope Bag - With your excess rope secured in your Anchor Rope Bag, attached this small buoy ball to the bag and throw the whole setup overboard to chase your fish.

Buoy ball for Anchor Rope Bag


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