I didn't want to join the crowds on any of the opening day lakes Saturday, so I picked out a little lowland lake that is open year round and had it to myself. It rained most of the afternoon as I kicked around looking for fish, catching a few coastal cutts in the process. Towards evening, the clouds finally cleared and the sun broke through creating some glorious scenes, which I tried to capture on what passes for film these days. The sunshine and glassy lake surface put an end to the catching, however. I caught a few during the rain, mostly on a leech pattern fished deep.