I am about to pull the trigger on a Power Pole Micro Anchor for my little Rasso P140. I have waited to see what will work before I spent the money. I have a stainless spike type anchor but I am not getting the boat to stop fast enough because I am throwing it out after setting my push pole down, just isn't in the right spot when I am ready to grab my rod. I don't see a trolling motor working very well in the shallow water I have been crossing and places where it would work my 20hp motor with jack plate all the way up will go in about the same depth. It is just about as quiet also (in gear in idle). I am poling off the bow pretty good now and I just need a way to stop. What your thoughts on the Micro Anchor plus and negative? The spike I was going to get is the 8.5' solid heavy duty and not the hollow light, should I get the light spike. How are you using yours and what is working best? Are there any comparable brands or anchoring techniques?