We (PeZ, me, and Shawn who is PeZ's friend) put in at New Mannford about 9:00 and headed south. We dropped down and put out some gill traps then headed to canyon cove to look for some shad. We then went and drifted for crappie for about 30-45 mins at some brush piles my friend had out. Didn't catch any. Shawn asked how much water was supposed to be in the back of the boat where he was sitting and we looked back to see about 6in of water. Turned on the bilge and it was working. I had Shawn tape the bilge against the transom a couple of times and it kicked on and pumped the boat out. Went back and checked out our traps and had a mess of gills. We were getting ready to go drop our jugs using cut gills as bait but a couple of guys on shore near a dock said that they were catchin a mess of crappie so we went and fished next to the dock with them for a while. About 1:45 we headed out to drop our jugs and dropped 10 of them, then headed over to the main channel on that end of the lake. Boy, that was a mistake. Shut the engine off to drop jugs and the wind blew us about a half a mile in just a few mins. We gave up putting our jugs out there and headed back to the dock we had been fishin at. Even that cove had gotten real choppy. We pulled in our traps and our jugs, tossed our gills back in the water and headed for Peir 51. We were freezing crusing across the lake fighting the wind. Got to the dock and stayed there fishing for a while. At 6:00 we headed out back to the ramp. When we rounded the corner and headed under the bridge that wind took my breath away. I dropped throttle to go no wake under the bridge and still had the throttle halfway down due to the wind and being off plane. Soon as I passed that last bouy, I slammed back to full throttle to get back up on plane and went straight into the wind until I was at a point where I could angle to go straight to the ramp. All of this was in my brother in laws 16.5 ft 1965 Starcraft with a 50 hp motor, no tilt, no trim, and the boat has a tendancy to just jump to the right at times. I've only driven the boat 3 or 4 times and have never run it in rough water or wide open. Let me tell ya, my nerves were shot until we got near the ramp outta the wind.