It is official u cant launch a boat at east branch anymore, unless u carry it to the water. But i took my 3 yr old cousin and we did great. Tons of crappie and quite a few bass. I gave her a ice fishing rod I thought that would be easier for her. It turned out to be perfect. We had a great time we were using a minnow under a float 3-4 feet down in 9 feet of water.