Yes there seems to be a lot more floating debris this year. We try to remove as much as we can when we are out and about on the lake. That's part of our job as USFBA members on the lake......tow disabled boats and remove trash when we can. As a perk with the organization you can write off your boat fuel and mileage driven to the lake on your taxes at the end of the year. Due to the above normal rain that this area has seen over the last month there seems to be quite a bit of trash that floats into the lake from the feeder channel over at mound wood. if you were boating here over the last few years with several of the other lakes close by having issues (algae at grand lake and the lake draw down at buckeye) you would have noticed a BUNCH more boat traffic. This year it seems to be better or maybe I just got used to all the extra traffic and thinks it's the norm now. At any rate boating on the weekends can be a challenge at times with extra boats and jet skis running around. Give a Monday or Tuesday a try and it becomes a whole new lake with hardly any traffic and smooth water. When you said you hit something were you over by the state park campgrounds by chance? That is a well known tree stump area and used to be shown on the maps that spend a day used to hand out to all renters.....top down for all the bridges and such. Are you looking for a house to buy or a place to rent for the week or weekend? We bought our place on orchard island 5 years ago and have noticed that prices seem to swing up and now down every few years. Lots of places for sale if want on the water but don't forget your checkbook as most are a bit on the spendy side. if you are back in the IL area sometime get ahold of me here and the wife and I can show you around out on the lake a bit. Indianlakechamber.org has a lot of info on things going on and around the lake. Christmas in July glow party and lighted boat parade is on for tomorrow night (July 29th) at old field beach. Harbor fest is the following weekend at Russell's point harbor. Second week of August is the party on the beach at old field. Always the Sunday night over Labor Day weekend is the ring of fire to celebrate another great year on the lake.