Well Sunday a friend wanted me to go out with him and teach him how to catch Spoonies. So we met at his place about 6AM and headed to Sailboat Bridge at Grand Lake. Before too long we were out on the water, in his 20 year old ba$$ boat, and immediately found the Spoonies and started snagging them. Well just as I hooked into a nice one and yelled "fish on", I stood up to get better leverage. As I looked down to position my feet better, I noticed water was a gushing in from the side of the boat between some trim pieces. I asked my friend if that was normal, as I continued to fight the Spoonie. He moved to the back of the boat to check the engine compartment, and when he opened it up he about laid some bricks as he shared a few choice phrases not repeatable here. And he basically finished by saying to hurry up with the fish, as it was time to make a mad dash to the shore. We were way out in midlake and the water temp was about 45 degrees, so swimming was not a good option. He pointed the boat towards the shore and tried to get it up on a plane, as I moved myself and all the gear up to the front of the boat. For the first several minutes we could not get up on a plane, and the engine was sputtering. At that point I was trying to figure out what gear I was swimming with, and what gear I was leaving in the boat. But finally we got up on a plane and made it to the shore, and quickly got the boat trailored. At that point he tells me he has had a crack in his hull for the last 9 years, but his blige always made it a non-issue. The bilge was running, but no water was getting pumped out. Since the bilge was mounted under his fuel tank, we were basically done for the day and headed home. He called me about 5 hours later and said the issue was part of a zip tie had managed to make it into the pump and prevented the pump from working. What a fun day that was!