From all that I have read about boating, it has been advised that for a good anchor you lay out 7 feet of anchor rode (rope) for every foot of depth to the bottom.
My question is that if you are fishing for halibut in say 150 feet of water that would mean 1050 feet of rode! That's a heck of a lot of rope! And that doesn't take into consideration the height of your boat above water!
Does everyone carry that much rope for flatfish or do you do things differently?