For those of you who are thinking of making a trip to the steam plant, allow me to offer some advice. 1. Treat the area as a no wake zone. Especially on weekends. When you are nearing the mouth of the canal, turn your outboard off and use the trolling motor to get to your spot. 2. If you intend to go all the way to the discharge, at least use the trolling motor to go past the people at the mouth of the canal. If you forget or just don't have a trolling motor on your boat, driving by with your bow five feet out of the water DOES NOT constitute a "No-Wake" speed! Outboards cause the fish to scatter. This is interpreted by many as "turning off the fish". In the canal, the fish have nowhere to go, so it's ok to idle on through. At the mouth, however, fish can scatter over a large area. This causes the catching (hehe) to slow down for 5-15 minutes. 3. As you approach the mouth, pay special attention to any boats anchored up. Many times they will be fishing with several lines out. Many of those lines have balloons attached. Running through those lines is bad for both parties. I watched two guys have a cussing match the other day. It could've been prevented with a little consideration from both anglers. Also consider that other anglers and children don't want or need to hear a cussing match. 4. The steam plant has a ramp nearby that allows easy access (i. short trip by water) to those with kayaks, pond boats, and smaller jon boats. That ramp drops off right into the channel. It is NOT a good ramp for bass boats and other similarly sized vessels. The best ramp is at Bull Creek where Flipper's bait shop is located right off 109 on Odom's Bend Rd.