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Babler's Road, Gull Rock

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Just returned from fishing near Gull Rock. Fishing was quite slow, but we managed to find enough to make a meal. Talked to Richard Babler and at this point he is certainly not encouraging pickups in the area. The main problem is the ice has a ton of breakers and areas of really choppy ice. He said that he probably was not going to be able to keep a road plowed this year as all those ice chunks are just too hard on equipment. He thought he was going to have to put up a sign that said he is granting access, but beyond that you are pretty much on your own. He really would like to take care of a road, but just doesn't think it will go this year. Right now people could probably drive on the ice, but I don't think he wants people to bring a bunch of permanent houses out there that he can't get at after a snow/wind.

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I dont like the sounds of Richard not keeping up a road this year. Does anyone know if the guys over at longpoint maintain a road, going out to Twin Islands? We have used Bablers access for a number of years to fish near the Islands but have had to fight some tough going to get to and from, as there has never really been a road going that direction. Why does a guy always want to go where its the toughest to get to? Its like standing on the river bank and casting your line clear across to the other side. It Just has to be better fishing over there!!!!

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Fished Gull Rock on 12-26...........Four guys caught our 8 fish a piece....Took awhile, but we managed to fill out...About Bablers road...we had 19 inches of ice at Gull Rock, and we when in the spot that you could tell was the area that was open(because it was the only area that was smooth) YES the ice is rough, but man if I was Richard I would do anything there is to make a road out to Gull/16....Maybe he has made enough 5 dollar bills to retire?????

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