Choose your pontoon boat anchor based on the size of your pontoon boat in length, width and height. Generally it is the length of your pontoon that you first look at. Pontoon boat 24 feet in length? Look for that rating on your anchor. Many pontoon boat owners will use a second anchor to minimize sway. If your pontoon boat has high sides or begins to take on a shape similar to a house boat you will need to increase the size and weight of your anchor.
Three anchors that work well on pontoons are the following:
SeaChoice 41520 River Anchor-Black Vinyl penetrates the bottom better than regular mushroom anchors. The Seachoice River Anchor will also catch and hold better on rough bottoms. Black vinyl-coated to protect the finish of your boat. Available in 12 and 15 lbs for smaller boats. Look to the 20 or 30 pound anchor for a typical pontoon. Order ONLINE Now.
The five "grabber" prongs on the base get a quick hold on your location while the centrally weighted shaft gives plenty of drag to keep you solidly anchored over your favorite fishing spot. The coated exterior is rust- and corrosion-resistant to ensure hours of dependable use. Made in USA. While available in 14 and 18 pounds for boats up to 20 feet, a better choice for the typical pontoon would be the 20 pound version for boats up to 30 feet. Order on line now: Greenfield Products 625-B Marine Black Coated Richter Anchor
Grabber cleats or "diggers" on the Digger Flake Anchor put constant downward pressure on flukes to set fast in rough and windy conditions. Let out five times the amount of rope to water depth for quick anchor sets. No chain needed. 10 and 12 lb models are suitable for boats up to 20 feet. A better choice for a typical Pontoon would be the 15 lb model rated for boats up to 36 feet. Order yours on line today at: Digger Anchor 16352 Marine Freshwater Digger Anchor
Mechanically speaking an anchor winch is an anchor winch. As we have explored above, pontoon boat anchors tend to be heavier than those needed for more typical fishing boats and therefore require a more heavy duty winch if you choose to use one. There are several to choose from. Two that meet these demands for pontoons are the Powerwinch and the Trak Pontoon Winch.
Powerwinch Anchor Winch
Powerwinch 24' Class Pontoon Boat Anchor Winch is the easy way to anchor. The #1 selling and most powerful bass and pontoon boat anchor winch. Offers 200 lb power and the fastest line speed for quick anchoring (80' / min.) Lifts the heaviest river and lake anchors up to 40 lbs. Automatically retrieves and spools the anchor line. Comes with integrated davit and 100' of 3/16 line. Two year limited warranty Order ONLINE Today. Powerwinch P77724 24' Class Pontoon Anchor Winch
The TRAC Pontoon 35 Electric Anchor Winch delivers the pulling power you've been looking for. Raise and lower your anchor with the simple press of a button. Get simple, smooth operation with this Trak Electric Anchor Winch... provides excellent holding power with river or mushroom anchors (not included). Features a high-efficiency 12V DC gear motor that uses less battery power than others offer. Here, the Pontoon 35 Anchor Winch comes with anti-reverse internal clutch to prevent free-spooling. Has, quick, controlled 65 fpm retrieval speed. Suitable for applications requiring heavier anchors up to 35 lbs. Add the Anchor Winch Switch Kit too... includes every thing you need to install auxiliary control in whatever location you choose. Comes with pre-made cables, a 3-position switch and bezel. For convenience, get the Wireless Remote Kit... allows push-button anchor operation from any location near your craft. Has a compact key fob control for easy activation. Easy to install, easy to use. Order yours online today at: TRAC T10109 Pontoon 35 Freshwater Anchor Winch