Anchoring in shallow water can be a difficult task, so it is important to be prepared for this when fishing or travelling by bass boats, kayaks or skiffs. Shallow anchor mounts provide a simple solution, allowing you to anchor a boat in seconds and have it completely still.
Best Shallow Anchor Mounts
Here are our shallow anchor mount reviews.
The Marine Tech Products KPB30B Quick Release Bow-Mount Bracket is an easily-installable anchor mount. It is highly durable and available in two sizes to fit your boat.
- Black powder coat or clear anodized colors available
- Mounting hardware included for quick and easy installation
- 3 inch or 6 inch rise for safe gunnel clearance
The Panther Marine 3005.5274 KPS50B Transom Mount is a simple and efficient shallow anchor mount which is well suited for bass boating in rivers or lakes. The mount is built from quality materials and is good value.
- Length is 5 inches
- Brackets are equipped with a integrated pole lock, just flip a lever and the pole will be secured
- Anchor mount has no loose parts which could go into the water
The MarineTech Products KPB30A Quick Release Bow-Mount Bracket is a great option for shallow water anchoring. The anchor mount is quick and easy to install and is compatible with the King Pin Shallow Water Anchor System.
- Available in sizes of 3 or 6 inches
- Mounting hardware included and easy to assemble
- Clear anodized design or black powder coating available
The Panther King Pin Shallow Water Anchor System is a complete shallow water anchoring set. It is ideal for fishing rivers and lakes.
- Total weight of 5lbs
- Set includes KP 8ft Pole
- Available in either black or white
The Metal Works Shallow Water Anchor Bracket is a durable, straightforward anchor mount. The bracket is suitable for Jon boats, flats boats or Gheenoe.
- Transom mounted for easy clamp installation
- Made from TIG welded aluminum
- 3lbs in weight
Shallow Anchor Mount Buyer’s Guide
Shallow Anchor Mounts are essential when boating in lakes and rivers. They are generally priced at around $100 – $150. They are mounted onto the side of your boat and provide a quick and convenient way to anchor your boat in shallow water, especially when fishing.
Our buying guide reviews the premium shallow water anchors the market has to offer. The following features are included on most shallow water anchors and will assist you in your search for the right anchor for your boat.
Shallow anchor mounts are usually made of welded metal. The durability of the materials used will be reflected in the costs. Aluminum is the most common metal used on a shallow anchor mount. Look out for ant-rust metals to ensure the mount is built to last.
Ease of attachment
When choosing a shallow anchor mount, it is a good idea to choose one which is easy to install on your boat. Bow mounts are easily attachable to any flat surface and are best installed on the forward deck handing the shaft over the side and against the gunnel. Stern mounts can be installed anywhere on the transom, but can be less sturdy than bow mounts.
Some of the cheaper shallow anchor mounts don’t come with the required hardware for attachment. Looking for a package which includes all the needed clamps and bolts will save you time and hassle. Shallow anchor mounts are generally straightforward to install as long as you have the necessary tools.
Shallow anchor mounts have to be compatible with anchor poles. It is a good idea to look into shallow anchor poles and check that both of the pieces of equipment can be used together.