We recently started stocking the Yak Stick which is mud stick anchor that includes an attachment point for a carabiner. The Yak Stick is 6 foot long, made out of fiberglass and is used by anglers looking to anchor their kayak in shallow water with a soft bottom. I asked one of our sponsored fishing pros to give me his take on stake out sticks like the Yak Stick.
His advice on using a Yak Stick like anchor is to use a bungee paddle leash to attach it to the boat so that it eliminates the jarring motion as the kayak pulls against the stick. Another option is to use an anchor trolley to position the kayak for perfect casting.
We also stock a Floating Stake-Out Stick which is similar to Yak Stick but as the name states…it floats.
– Clayton Clabaugh