We have a place on Lake Guntersville in Alabama and love to watch the Otters there. The best time is Early AM..They love to frolic and make whoopie in a cove near our home and are a pure joy to watch!!They also like to munch on the local mussel population...funny to see as they lay on their backs and pound on them with rocks on their bellies!!!! Too bad I don't have a ZOOM Lens...they don't like being seen...we have managed by camping in a tent close to the edge so we can!!!. Great place also for watching Bald Eagles fish, Geese in Winter, and fishing in general!!! Oh and Bambi runs amuck there as well!!!