I only get a couple of weekends at AEP each year, and it is difficult to spend this limited fishing time searching for ponds. Ive been using aerial photos to locate ponds, and cross-referencing topo maps to create waypoints on my GPS in preparation for a weekend trip at the end of April. However, the aerial photos give me no indication of the depth of the ponds (not to mention the fishing potential for the pond). Are there any general rules about pond depth in relation to area? That is, are ponds generally deeper/ shallower in certain areas? For example, I have noticed that the ponds near campsite C are generally much deeper than the ponds near campsite N. Is this just random, or did they did deeper in certain areas? Any help on how to locate GOOD ponds off the road would be greatly appreciated! Also, are there any general rules about when gates/ roads are open, or is it solely dictated by the road conditions? It is much easier to plan fishing locations if you know which roads will be open.