Drowning while fishing

Last weekend I went fishing by myself at Coon Lake. It was a beautiful Saturday morning around 7am. I left the dock on my 16' fiberglass bass boat, armed and ready to catch a few bass. I headed to the shore, put down my trolling motor, and started fishing. I had a few strikes, but was unable to set the hook. I thought probably some small sunfish teasing me. I fished for about 45 minutes and then decided to pull up my trolling motor and find another spot. This is when things got exciting, or s
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