OK ninja, this is how I go. I launch at Beacon Marina ($10) parking there too ($20/day), the free ramp(under the bridge) your bud was talking about was taken out a couple years ago, unless there is another I don't know about. From there head west between School House and Opechee Islands, through Brignall Bank narrows to Kitsicano channel. Now go around Winona Island (North side) through the "S turn" on the S.E. side, opens up into big bay, head S.E. you will see a rock (Whitsun Rock) stay South of this and head into the river inlet, there is a Canadian flag on the right side. Keep to the middle of the channel till you're about 3/4 way through, to this point you should have no trouble with rocks and can go as fast as you're comfortable with. Keep you eyes open for a marker in the left centre, go around this on the left SLOW DOWN, once you are past get back to the middle and you can speed up again. Now it opens up again and you can fish just about anywhere, I go past the first bay to the North and along that North shore line you will see rock face that drops back down to treelined shore. This has always been a good starting point, fairly close to shore (15ft). Abit further down you will see a double birch tree, also a very reliable spot (fish 15-38 ft). Haven't spent much time further down to the East or on the South shore(haven't needed to limits and size right there), I do know there are alot more rocks on the South shore, 3 people hit them when I was there last week.
Anyway, now all you need is a jig with minnow or worm 1/4 once should be plenty (that's up to you) throw out the anchor and fish right on the bottom.
The directions will make perfect sense if you check the map, names of Islands and Channels are on there.
OR..........just take me with you!!!!! lol.
Good Luck Ninja!!