Excellent holding power or muddy or weeded bottoms
Wide area mushroom cap
One-piece cast iron construction
Ideal for canoes, jon boats or rowboats, the sturdy Bass Pro Shops Mushroom Anchor offers excellent holding power on muddy or weeded bottoms. Designed with a wide area mushroom cap with drains in the base, the Mushroom Anchor's one-piece cast iron construction combined with a tough vinyl coating ensures long-lasting dependable use.
Rated 5 out of 5 by wford 20# anchor
I have been using this style of anchor for years now. I started using a small one 10# for my 18' Nitro F/S. Needless to say it didn't hold very well but I changed to a 20# and this works very well. Even in the brush it dosen't hang up. The mud dosent stick too bad and the drain holes prevent dragging water into the boat.
April 19, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by catfishennebraska Terrible
I live on a lake so i fish almost every day in the spring,summer and fall and i would use this with my 12ft john boat and it couldnt keep the boat in place at all i ended up giving it away
February 19, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassfishallthetime good
I fish some small water once and a while and have uesed this year after year without any problems. I like how the muck drains off if it.
January 22, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by fishfan With added chain, this anchor is fine
I use the 18# version of this anchor on my 18' deep V bow rider, and with a 3' length of chain attached to it, it really holds well in fairly rough water. I keep my boat on a very busy pleasure boat lake, and the sandbars on Saturdays get pretty whipped up, and this anchor holds tight.
I was told to always use a length of chain with an anchor to get it to lay down and dig in right. I've since done a lot of reading on the subject, and adding the chain is the right way to go. Simply tying a rope to your anchor, allows it to achive only about 3/4 of it's holding power. Also, if you use a chain with your anchor, you could possibly go down to the next smaller anchor weight and get the same results.
This anchor is a smaller profile anchor that is easy to store in the smallest of stow areas. It has excellent holding power, but it scoops up the muck bad, and then you have to jerk the anchor up and down in the water to try and get it all clean. The drain holes will continue to drip mud all over my deck, even after the muck is gone. I always have to clean up after this anchor. This is the reason for the 4 stars. Holds tight, but hard to clean if used on a muck bottom.
March 13, 2008
My hubby and I fish from a 15' canoe in a man-made lake. It does have trees and such that have fallen into the lake (make great crappie beds!) I need to know if this will hold our canoe steady and what weight we should use?