Me and my sisters kid "dumplins" who is a grown man met dan at columbia bottoms to try out my new 997 side imaging fish finder. Well, I forgot to bring the knobs to hold it on to the mount but I was still able to use it. Anyway right away I get hung up on a underwater dyke. I hit the same damn dyke three times. i was just glad i did not tear up my boat. So we head down to the mississippi. Some how I got between the bank and a Big ole barge. Wow those waves were big, we were swamped big time. Dan kept saying go straight into them do not go side ways. My boat had a hell of a lot of water in it the waves were comming over the side.and the bilgle pump would not work. After we figured out we were going to live Dan said lets go back up the missouri so we called it a day. I bet he will not go out with me again. Sorry dan at least I got you back alive.