First, how has the fishing been? I will be fishing at AEP in 6 short days. This will only be my fourth trip as it is a four-hour plus drive each way, and Im still not very familiar with the area. Im convinced that the only way to catch a HOG is to make the hard journey to the difficult to access ponds. I plan to fish in the morning, scout new ponds during the day, fish in the evening, and fish the roadside ponds at night. I have been scouting some ponds on TerraServer, and have printed out some Ariel photos. The ponds look easy enough to find on the photo, but I realize that it is much more difficult on the ground. I realize that a mapping GPS would be the way to go, but Im not going to be able to get one for this trip. So, how do you navigate the AEP? Also, do most of the orange gates on the secondary roads stay shut year round? I just dont want to drag all my gear three miles to find that people have been driving to this pond all year! Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!