Boat anchor, My Cousin and his son were bottom fishing for catfish in the main channel
of the Coosa River below the Cedar Bluff Bridge. [Cedar Bluff Al.] My Cousin got a hook up and was having a hard time fighting the fish. He asked me to take the rod he was afraid he would lose the fish. I fought that fish for about 15 mins. I was sweeting like a mule plowiing corn in July. He kept lifting the anchor so we could drift with the fish.
After me tugging on the anchor finally nearly pulled it out of his hands we realized what happened. That event of me fighting that anchor is still discussed at family gatherings.