Here's a pic that I've kept to show folks the trouble you can get into if you're not aware of your surroundings and/or familiar with the waters you're fishing in. I do not know who the person was, my ex-boss got the pic from a regional fishing forum here in North Alabama. The location is Wilson Dam, a major TVA hydro dam near Florence, Alabama. Contrary to what your fisrt impression may be, he didn't run aground, he simply didn't notice that the turbines were shutting down while he was fishing a shallow area near the dam. By the time he did, it was too late. The water can drop 3 feet in a matter of minutes. It can rise that fast also - so be careful if you tie up or anchor near the dam. This had a happy ending, after getting out and taking a picture, he waited a while until the turbines came back on and he floated off. Bet he'll watch out from now on.