I was just reading some old threads from May of last year, and the question came up whether or not Kepler Lake was still open. The short answer is yes. The lake itself never has been closed to fishing. The privately owned park and business at the lake was closed; there were some issues to be straightened out that forced their closure (I don't know any details, so won't even speculate.) The lake continues to be stocked by the Fish and Game, and as long as that occurs, the lake has to have a public access. As soon as the ice goes out this year, I expect to be fishing there a time or two. As always, be very respectful of private property, and do not leave trash! Have fun fishing!