Got out today and seen a spooked school of baitfish. First cast of the day and I hooked something very large. I chased it for one hour at full speed on my trolling motor with the rod doubled in two. I was able to land my first loon with the help of another boater manning the net. It was snagged in the foot. I removed the hook and released it. I do not know who was more wore out, me or the loon.