Originally Posted by Nomad Willy
snook what kind of bottom is near the bridge?
Sounds like you're a fisherman.
Yes, I've been fishing almost 60 years, started off bass fishing in the Everglades and then I was introduced to saltwater. We mainly fish for redfish, trout, snook and anything that will bite in Tampa Bay and offshore in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The bottom around the Skyway bridge and other bridges is a mixture of sand and turtle grass. That's probably why my old anchor sides even in 10 to 20 feet of water. I have to have the 100 hour check on my engine so it will be at least 2 weeks before I try out the Mantus anchor. I'll let you all know how it works.
Btw, I only have a 20 foot Carolina Skiff, not the big boys that you guys are driving. This forum was the only online answer to how to retrieve an anchor. All the searches produced how to anchor. Thanks to all again for your fast replies.