Explanation of Site Names and a Few Success Stories

created by Brain Manning

Map Site Name

Explanation/Success Story

Endío Lake

As far away from the lodge as you can get; better pack a lunch.

Corellian Point

Named by a Star Wars fan/offspring: he wouldnít have it any other way.

Walleye Heaven

Shallow, but very productive walleye spot.

Jimís Reef

Invisible rocks just below the surface: a guest found this out the hard way many years ago.

Bobís Nose

The name derives from the islandís shape and a fellow fisherman whose snoring rattles the cabin.

North Narrows

Upper gateway to the west end of the lake: a pleasant trolling channel.


A jewel amidst the natural splendor.

Fish Island

Official Island Lake Fishing Cleaning Station.

Roccoís Ridge

A high spot running from Leaning Tree Point across the south end of Fish Island: big fish available.

Drowned Birch Beach

Marked by a dead birch tree that grew too close to the high water mark: no longer present.

Leaning Tree Point

A landmark visible from most areas at the east end of the lake: a rocky ridge runs directly off it.

Tournament Lagoon

Shallow entrance, but a fun place to flip spoons when the pike are biting.

The Boring Indentation

Produced no fish in the first four days of a recent trip; no longer boring but the name stuck.

Pickerel/Jack Point

Rocky ridge runs out from the point; both sides full of surprises.

Deadhead Straight

Used to be a huge dead poplar along here but is now gone.

Sucker Bay

Fishing partner snagged a sucker here; the surprise created the name.

Eagleís Perch

Dead pines crisscross to form popular eagle perching posts.

Walleye Bay

Donít know where it got its name; caught a 38-inch pike in there.

Eagle Island

Bald eagleís nest in a tree top on the south shore.

Walleye Bend

From close in to quite a way off, walleyes abound for the troller or jigger.

Valís Beach

Hundred-yard shore of pebbles: a fisher-lady named Val loves this spot for a shore picnic.

Outlet to Sand River

Rip roars when the lake level is high.

Portage to Gardiner Lake

The point of disembarkation to Gardiner Lake, lake levels, muskeg and marsh conditions allowing on the trail.

Snaglure Bay

The name is self-explanatory, did catch a 9-inch pike/jack/slough shark in here.

The Three Sisters

Favorite landing for swimming moose; good shelter when its windy.

South Narrows

Lower entrance to the west end of the lake.

The "Big Island"

Almost makes Island Lake two lakes.

Muskeg Inlet

Put ashore here and sink to your ankles.

Pelican Island

Take a look at the residents at the south end; very shallow off the point.

Lone Birch Bay

An isolated inlet marked by a single shoreline birch.

Island Lake

Most reliable fishing tip: you can catch fish anywhere in the lake; try everywhere and you will be successful.