We and Radian Journey dropped the hook at the first bend in the lower Tombigbee River last night. The water was deeper than I thought it would be and the bottom was rock. Nonetheless, it was perfect for a good weather anchorage.
If it were a day or two after heavy rain, I would guess the current coming from up stream would make this spot unusable. But it was great for us last night. Our pile of chain on the rock bottom held us just fine.