This is getting worse all the time. One is Kingston Steam Plant. Due to mismanagement and inept engineers, they had a big spill last December and leaked millions of gallons of toxic fly ash into Watts Bar Lake. They blamed it on muskrat, beaver, and crawfish. oooh: A few days later no one was allowed anywhere near the place. This was one of the South's premier fisheries for white bass, striper, catfish, and sauger. So I started fishing at Bull Run Steam Plant. I made three trips there and really did well, caught a variety of species, catfish, stripers, white and yellow bass, carp, buffalo, black bass, and assorted sunfish, also saw several muskies swimming about. On my fourth trip, I was greeted by the TVA Police and written a warning ticket for trespassing and told if I were caught there again, it would be a $250 fine. The cop was pretty fair about it, I asked why bank fishing wasn't allowed anymore, and he said after the Kingston incident, they wanted to make sure no one would be injured if another spill occured. Plus he said methamphetamine makers had been stealing ammonia from the plant. :confused2: oooh: Right now it wouldn't even matter if I had a boat, both Kingston and Bull Run steam plants are not going to generate this year. If they're not generating, that means there's no hot water discharge, without that, there's no fish to be drawn in. :angry: Another is a farm pond that used to be open to the public. It's about 7 acres, loaded with big bream, largemouth, crappie, and channel catfish. A couple of years ago the spot was posted because some idiots kept leaving the gate open and letting cattle escape. Plus some of the fishermen were trashing up the place. Number 4--tailwaters of Watts Bar Dam is now closed to fishermen on the generator side since 9/11 due to Homeland Security. The lock side is open, but I've never caught anything over there but carp, gar, and buffalo. So, I got to thinking and came up with many more, and concluded there are at least 14 of my favorite bank fishing spots unavailable no more. Has this ever happened to you?