Re: Which style of anchor do you use?
What size boat are you anchoring?
I have a 11 lb bruce/claw anchor, a 14 lb plow anchor (for weeds) and a 12 lb fluke anchor, for my 21 ft walk around, and a 8 lb navy anchor (that I got for free) on my little boat.
Pound for pound the bruce/claw anchor holds best. The only times it has dragged, is in weeds, so I got the plow anchor for weeds.
Make sure you use 5-8 feet of chain with the anchor, and that you have enough rode(anchor line).
The anchors on my big boat, are all set up to break away, so I can retrieve the anchor backwards if it gets hung up in something.
Ebay has the 11 lb bruce anchors for about 40 bucks.