That’s true but it varies tremendously by what they are fishing for and what gear they use. Gillnetters rarely anchor but trollers may anchor every night for a month at a time. And a lot of combo boats (troll & gillnet) gotta have the ground tackle anyway.
In SWSE Ak they worship the Forfjord and all want one. But there’s a very good chance the Claws are better anchors than a Forfjord. See Steve’s Anchor Setting Vids. He did test (to some degree) the Forfjord. But as Mark says many fishermen do use the Claws. And if you tally up all the plus features of the Claw it’s not surprising the majority of rec trawlers use them too. I’ve had good luck w them but never used one in a gale.
But re your comment Shrew the fishermen that use the Dreadnought say “they hold in 50 knot summer gales but drag some in 60 knot winter gales”. And in Alaska trollers frequently raft together in favorite anchorages. And one or more sailboats can make their day .. in a negative way.
Thanks for the comments. I wasn’t expecting many/any except on the anchors. Kinda posting like in a family snapshot mode. But I’ll always talk about anchors.
North Western Washington State USA