Bream will stack up where tangles of cover are scattered along the lake bottom, and that means anchoring often results in anchor hang-ups.

“I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen cut their line because they think they’re hung,” Lyle Soileau said.

Soileau, however, has developed a method of retrieving his anchor every time.

“You’ve got to pull it up, let it fall back down; pull it up, let it fall back down,” he said. “It might take five or six times, but eventually it’s going to flip over that log.”

Then Soileau just pulls in the line, stores the anchor and moves to his next spot.