The fishing dock on the south side of the Park Prairie ramp is where I launched my kayak many times, it is easier to get to the discharge/intake from there. There are several coves on that side that you can stay out of the wind and still fish. It does get rough so plan ahead. I did well in the intake this past weekend for the few hours I went out this past weekend. There is also a pond dam north of the Park Prairie ramp that I have done well on also out of the kayak.