My shallow water anchor is the 'Talon' by MinnKota. I use the 10' version. Its my new favorite electronic fishing device. I use it at the dock to anchor while I go park, hold on structure when flipping for bass, lock down the boat when re-tying so I don't get out of sync and even swimming with the family on the sand bar - I can't believe how much I use this thing. Now that I have one, I wouldn't own another boat without one or even 2. Great investment. Simple install and simple operation.