Due to all the the weeds, I’ve heard the name ‘Garbage Bay’ given to the bay just West of Niles Point - which bay actually has a name, Laura Bay - but I’ve not heard of Garbage Point. Maybe it’s associated with Garbage Bay? Dunno for sure...
Skunked - I've always been Lowrance. A friend suggested buying one smaller Humminbird to connect to the Minnkota. I did just that with a 9" and have since upgraded to a 12", and have been very happy with the setup. I prefer the Lowrance/Navionics for navigation, and the Humminbird with their Side Imaging for fishing.
That's a beautiful part of the lake. Great pictures.
Forgive my ignorance as this is more of a map question. Is "Garbage Point" right next to Niles Point? I've heard the name over the years and believe that it is right around there on the north side.
I don't remember what kind of survey they did in the fall, but whatever it was showed very favorable walleye populations on Vermilion.
I did a quick search, and they were netted not shocked out of the water: http://timberjay.com/stories/walleye-boom-time,17521
You got it, bro!
The secret spot is not so secret... Usually the beach is empty in April but it wasn't this past weekend (we planned to try Sun before lunch and there was no room, so we took early lunch, came back and thankfully then the prime beach spot was open! YES!)
The high water is one thing; there's at least enough standing room and I could barely fit a folding chair. (but action was hot--we weren't sitting much at all!)
The bigger issue was casting room. 80% of the time I spent fishing and 20% untangling line from the brush/trees. 🤣
Still there today, 2 boats in the water along with at least 2 vehicles. Usually they're done in 2-3 days so I'm not sure if the weather delayed them or if since it didn't happen last season they are taking more.