Fishermen Can't Go Wrong Choosing a Fortress Anchor
Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Power poles are useful for fishing shallow, calm water, but when water is deeper and a breeze is building up a chop or a strong tide is running, anchoring is the way to go. And for anglers, the Fortress Marine Anchors FX-7 is hard to beat. Ideal for flats and bass boats, skiffs and center consoles up to 27', it outperforms anchors weighing twice as much.
What separates the FX-7 from traditional anchors is its phenomenal holding power. At a mere 4 lbs., it's fast to deploy—crucial when getting on a hot bite—yet provides a massive 2,800 lbs. of holding power in hard sand. Even in soft, problem mud, it delivers 840 lbs. of grip. The Fortress design is so effective, the US Coast Guard uses the 69 lb. model on its 154' Sentinel-class cutters.
Most owners of small fishing boats choose to stow their anchor instead of installing a line-snagging bow roller. The FX-7 folds flat and disassembles quickly into a compact, easily stored package.
All Fortress anchors are manufactured in the USA of precision-machined, marine-grade, aluminum-magnesium alloy. Faster setting than the competition, their sharpened flukes bite into a wide range of bottoms and are adjustable to 32° or 45° to optimize effectiveness. MSRP for Fortress Marine Anchors' FX-7 is $139.99.