I kayaked the flooded area last week of Jan. 2016. The water level was roughly 50 yards from parking lot. It was no problem for me to wheel my kayak in there. Fished for about 2-3 hours, marked fished at 28-40 feet of water under the 377 bridge. I would have gone further westward like pioneers from the ole old west
But, after 2-3 hours of fishing, just couldn't get them to bite. The channel is manageable with a small kayak. Maybe 10-12 ft.