I have been wondering the same thing around the island near the dam. I have been at Whitney a couple of times this year. I usually come out of the cove where Uncle Gus Marina is. I tend to take the long route around the island to the river channel. However, coming out of the cove and going north, my navionics map shows flooded timber all in the area between the island and the West shore. I went through that area half way between the shore and the island once (deepest part) but did not see any timber on my electronics. I was wondering if anyone knew of timber to watch for in that area or is it safe to run on plane.
As long as water levels aren't low I'll run on plane through there. Just stay in the middle. And don't watch your depth finder or it will scare you lol.