same for berlinA few years ago my buddy and I were fishing at West Branch about this time of year and the lake was at or near normal Winter Pool. We saw a ranger come out from the marina with his blue light flashing and head west down up the lake. We decided to see what was going on and followed him. When we got to his location he and another boat were going around in tight circles looking into the water. We asked him what they were looking for and he said another boat had hit something and damaged his lower unit.
I told him that a point extended all the way out to where he was looking and it had big stumps along its length. I told him the guy had probably hit one of the stumps. This particular point extends out about 100 yards give or take a few yards.
The ranger dropped a marker buoy in the water near the end of the point so others wouldn't hit it. My buddy and I went to the west ramp to get a look at the damage done to the boat that hit the stump. It was an IO and the only thing holding the lower unit onto the boat was a cable. I figured that was going to be a costly repair with damage to the lower unit and fiberglass.
West Branch is not the lake to be running fast on during Winter Pool if you don't know the lake.