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Raptor Shallow Water Anchors: Rock Solid in Any Setting

Fish hole up in hard-to-reach places, forcing anglers to cast into weeds and grass, around hard cover, or under docks. Those aren’t the easiest places to navigate a boat. That’s why the best fishermen want a shallow water anchor that’s ready for any environment.

Minn Kota® built Raptor to rise to that challenge. It’s capable of locking down an angler’s position – regardless of bottom composition or environmental conditions – so they can lock in on fish. Minn Kota’s latest shallow water anchor combines sturdy construction with smart re-anchoring technology to always hold your ground, so you can focus on catching and reeling.

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Constantly Reading and Reacting

Most shallow water anchors are programmed to stop driving their anchoring spike once a threshold for ground resistance is met. But with enough wind or waves wailing on it, their spikes can become unseated and send their boat drifting.

Raptor can sense when something’s up and has the smarts to do something about it. Minn Kota’s Active Anchoring technology continuously monitors its hold and adjusts to the environment. If wind or waves threaten Raptor’s grip, it proactively re-drives its spike. That allows the angler to regain their position on the water without relinquishing the upper hand on fish.

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The Strong and Silent Type

Raptor was built to have the right feel, regardless of an angler’s anchoring situation. In Auto-Bottom Mode, it automatically senses what it’s anchoring into – rocks, mud, silt, sand or otherwise – and applies the right hold.

Anglers love options. To give them the ability to adjust to their fishing conditions and body of water, Minn Kota added three more anchoring modes to Raptor:

  • Soft Bottom Mode when you know you’re securing into mud or silt.
  • Rough Water Mode when the wind is strong and the water is choppy.
  • Standard Mode for normal fishing conditions.

In all four anchoring modes, Raptor stays incognito. Its spikes drive quietly so it doesn’t spook fish – helping anglers hold their position without giving it away.

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Built Rugged for a Reason

Finding the perfect spot doesn’t always come easy, so durability is a difference-maker between shallow water anchors. Fishermen who constantly dial in their position as they zero in on their target want to deploy and retract their anchor at the drop of a hat.

Raptor is a glutton for this kind of punishment, holding up to the constant adjustments of the angler as well as the adversity of the environment. Minn Kota added increased retraction force to the anchor so anglers can get out of unproductive water and move onto their next spot in no time. Raptor’s hydraulic design helps too, tightly securing the anchoring spike so it won’t rattle, shake, or experience extra wear and tear out on the water.

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Relentless – Even on the Road

This anchor even passes the “interstate test.” When Raptor owners look in their rearview mirror on the way to a fishing spot, they notice their anchor doesn’t flinch. That’s without special covers or bungee cords, too. The unique hydraulic pump design that clamps Raptor tightly when stowed makes it fully secure when it’s running on the water or trailered with a truck.

These rock-solid shallow water anchors hold their ground on the highway but more importantly when they’re deployed on the water. Minn Kota’s thoughtful approach to each design detail and feature has helped Raptor become one of the most popular shallow water anchors among pros and freshwater anglers. Learn more about Active Anchoring and Auto-Bottom Mode to see why these anchors stand out.

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