How Marvin’s Guide Service Anchors Safely.

The time has come to talk about a little safety when you anchor your boat on the Columbia River and Willamette River.

With all the rain we have had, the Columbia River and Willamette River are high and there is a lot of stuff floating in the water.

I have 350 feet of rope with a Columbia River Anchor, at the end of the rope I have an EZ Marine buoy anchor pulley system.

I start around 200 feet or so from where I want my boat to sit, I put the boat in reverse for a second just to make sure we are going backwards, then I let the anchor drop, I put the boat in forward, to slow down don’t want to go back real fast, just keep the rope out in front of the boat.

When I get about 20 feet from where I want my boat, I let go of the buoy. I like the buoy to be around 15 feet or so from the bow of my boat, Now tie the rope off and you are ready to catch salmon or Sturgeon.

During the day always keep a good eye on the river to make sure there are no tress or logs drifting towards your boat.
Good luck and be safe.

Feel free to red more about salmon fishing or Sturgeon fishing here.


morning of fishing, preparing boat at the Hammond Oregon marina.

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