The Ice is Gone, and the Cutts are on!

#1
Got out today to one of my favorite year round foothill lakes, and though some ice was still on one half of the small lake, I managed to do really well and score some beautiful mid- winter coastal cutts. on chironimids. It was the ticket and certainly the cure for my recent case of cabin fever! Oh, and I managed to have two fish take my two chronies simultaneously and land them both....a real bonus.
 
#8
Oh, "are those open"......yes I stated it was an unnamed, therefore year round lake. Beaver Ponds open along with streams on June 1st, but this is a lake. Get out a map and start exploring......you'll eventually run into little unknown bodies of water like this.
 
#10
Yeah it's definitely not clear what a "beaver pond" is in the regs. But most know what is and isn't. This lake is about eight acres, far too big for a beaver pond, and it's permanent/been there for years unlike the flucuation and inconsistent presence of a lot of beaver ponds.
 
#12
It's hard to tell the difference and there is no clear definition in the regulations. If the body of water is not directly tied into a stream and there's not a big ass beaver hut in it, I think it's fine.