My buddy and I set out yesterday eve to fish near the Steam Plant and had no an interesting night. Kevin...you are right on with your last post about being prepared for winter time fishing. We were both prepared for the cold. We put in at Flippers and went up river to the skimmer wall and fished. Its a good fifteen min boat ride in my boat. We are use to fishing that area and we are familiar with that stretch of river. Well about 830 the fog set in on the river and we did not know how thick it was because where we were we could see fairly well because of the full moon. We stayed another 30 mi or so and decided to leave. Got off the wall and in the boat and proceeded out into the main part of the river and we lost sight and direction of everything. The spot light did nothing for us. I was able to see the tips of tree tops and a light here and there from the houses off to the left. I did not have a gps so the only thing I new to do was keep an eye on the depth finder, keep it in the channel and go slow. Well we finally made near the Coles ferry area and lost sight of any lights and tree tops because it opens wide in that part of the lake. I knew then to stop and turn around try to make it to the coles ferry boat ramp and hope to catch someone home to get a ride to Flippers. The fog was so thick I was not going to chance the ride down to Flippers. We could not see 5ft in front of us. Made it to the ramp and was able to catch an older gentleman home and he gave me a ride to get my truck and trailer. I aplolgized for the intrusion into his eveing as I got out of his truck and he looked at me and thanked me for knocking on his door. He said " I would have rather given you a ride tonight than read about you guys in the paper the next day". We finally made it home and did catch a few keeper cats. Any of you guys that like to fish after dark take a gps with you. Fog is no joke.