Push Pole or Shallow Water Anchor Pin- Which to buy?

First, thank you for considering buying our products. Our push poles and shallow water anchors are proudly made in the USA by US citizens with components that are made in the USA!

The shallow water anchor pin is specifically an anchor. The 5/8″ is more suitable for a smaller jon boat, flats boat or shallow water skiff (under 17 ft), kayak, or stand up paddle board SUP.  The 3/4″ diameter (perfect as a Power-Pole Micro Anchor Micro Spike) is more suitable for a duck boat, flats boats, or bay boat up to 22 feet. (The smaller 5/8” diameter is easier to “stake” into the bottom than 3/4″ in sandy conditions.) Either work well in soft mud, silty mud, or soft sand. Neither works well in compacted sand.

The shallow water anchors have a permanent spike tip on one end and a T-handle on the other end. The T-handle can be removed (by unscrewing the stainless steel screw) and can be customized/cut to a desired fixed length, and the T-handle reattached (See User Instructions Tab).

The primary use of a push pole is for pushing your boat in shallow water. Superstick Telescoping Push Poles are extremely versatile and can be a life-saving tool for getting your boat or kayak out of an area where you could be stranded. Our push poles can be used for occasional, light-duty shallow water anchoring, as long as it is in the fully retracted position (see Push Pole User Instructions) and it can be accessorized with a paddle, gig, net, boat brush, and more. The only accessories we offer are the PaddleBoat Hook and Universal Attachment (for attaching a flounder gig or screw style boat brush).

The push poles feature a permanent spike tip on one end and the other end allows for attachments i.e. duck foot, universal attachment, paddle attachment, etc.

Both the push poles and shallow water anchors work well for shallow water anchoring in soft bottoms. The shallow water anchor can be used in some hard bottoms where the push pole’s larger diameter can prevent it from penetrating the bottom. The push pole should always be in the fully retracted position when used as a shallow water anchor.

The shallow water anchor pins and push poles cannot be attached to each other. They are used independently. 

For specific product information, please visit the product pages (links at top).