What is an ideal length of anchor line for Tampa Bay?

I have been practically washed out to the Gulf of Mexico too many times in my sea kayak and want to add an anchor. Whats a good length versus average depth for my fishing kayak?

2 thoughts on “What is an ideal length of anchor line for Tampa Bay?

  1. joed Post author

    Under normal conditions an anchor line should be about five times the water depth. A kayak is a specialized type vessel. I would check with the manufacturer as to the safety of anchoring a kayak. It could cause a dangerous swamping situation.

  2. Brandon W Post author

    It kinda depends on what you will be doing. I really wouldn’t recomend anchoring in 30′ of water in a kayak, but you probally weren’t planning on it so, if you are just using it to keep you from drifting around while fishing shallow areas I would think 20′ would do it

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