PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
Sunny and mid 40's----Feels like fall. Wednesday rain but the weekend looks good. Leaves are mostly off the trees. The golds of the tamarack's and the oaks are still beautiful. The north dock is out of the water but we will leave the main dock in for a while yet. Join us for Breakfast Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. Serving daily during deer season and Thanksgiving week. Don't forget to make plans for the Thanksgiving Day Feast at Sunrise---served Noon to 5.
Another spectacular day in the northwoods. Only 4 more days til Sunrise stops serving lunch and dinner. Still opening for the weekend and the Sun is supposed to be shining. Breakfast only after Sunday!
A nice cool dry day. We had some snow flurries yesterday and Fall is definitely here. Columbus Day weekend was beautiful with sunny skies and beautiful colors. The Phelps Musky tournament was a huge success as a 48 inch tiger from Lac Vieux Desert won the tourney with a 47 incher from North Twin taking second, and 2 46 inchers from Big Sand and Lac Vieux Desert taking third. Lookis like a great weekend ahead if you love fall like I do. We are still serving 3 meals daily thru next weekend and hope to see you.
Today was the first day that felt like fall--the yucky kind of weather. Cold, windy, and rainy. The good news is the forecast is calling for great weather later this week and next weekend. Join us for Cranberryfest, beautiful fall colors, fall fishing, grouse and bowhunting, duck and goose hunting, hiking, biking.......you get the idea. So much to do and not enough time to do it if you don't get started today! Still a few cabins open for the weekend with more options during the week.
Still 70 degrees and beautiful. The colors have really started to change in the past few days. Time to plan your fall getaway. Docks are in, water is warm, small game, bowhunting, and bear seasons are all underway.
The weather forecast is for fall like temps (in the mid 60's) for the next 10 days. The leaves are just starting to show some color. The lake level is good and water temps are in the mid 60s. Trophy Musky time is almost here. I have never seen so many mushrooms around so if you are a mushroom enthusiast it is definitely time to visit. Scarecrowfest, cranberryfest, musky tournaments, so many reasons to visit this fall. Sunrise is serving 3 meals daily thru Oct. 22.
The 10 day weather forecast looks great. Highs in the 70's and plenty of sunshine. School starts for the kids Thursday and The 2016 activity season is behind us but there is still plenty of fun to be found at Sunrise Lodge. Fishing, kayaking, biking, hiking, exploring waterfalls, changing of the trees, hunting seasons........ The dining room is serving 3 delicious meals daily until late October so make plans today to join us for a week, weekend, or just a night. We have room for you. With the warm temps and ample rain fall the experts are predicting a spectacular color season.
A cool overcast couple of days really helped the fishing. Jeff Eckdahl boated and released a 47 inch trophy musky. Katie and Kim Guska both caught and released muskies as well as a bunch of pike, bass, and panfish. Augie Delmonaco....not so much but he fishes with a Bears shirt on so the fish don't bother with him. A couple of more weeks of summer fun and activities at Sunrise and then we will be thinking of fall activities like hunting, musky fishing, and leaf peeping.
A busy summer with beautiful weather is flying by. Can't believe it is August already. Only another couple of weeks and kids are back to school. Make plans for you last chance getaway today!
What a great week of weather.... a little breezy the first couple of days but plenty of sun and temps in the 70's to 80. The weather is predicted to be near 80 with plenty of sunshine thru the week. Water levels are good and the water temp is in the mid 70's. We still have room for a few more so come on up and recharge your batteries at Sunrise Lodge!
82 degrees and Sunny!!!!!
PERCH was the name of the game this week. The Hermann's family crushed them up to 15 inches on leaches and a secret bait that only Eli and Jack know.---caught them on the sandbar before the island. Walleyes were caught after dinner and crappies were hot--gotta find the big ones just like gills. Ian, Chloe, and Alex reported the musky action was slow but they could catch 3 or four bass in 10 minutes every morning in IDIOT Bay!
Activities were HUGE with the boys dominating the girls at most things last week---I did dominate Joe in Basketball again. There has been a bunch of bear sighting plus the one Bigfoot? on the trailcam.
80 degrees 2 days in a row with 90 forecast for Sat....Summer is here. We have not seen 90 in 3 years. Weather is good, activities are underway, fish are biting.....life is good.
RAIN RAIN GO AWAY! Been cool and rainy the last few days with frost tonight-----then the GREAT WEATHER arrives. The tubing boat is in the water, the activities are set to begin. Tuesday is the first breakfast cookout of the season. There has been a bigfoot sighting on a trail cam so we will continue our search. Summer is finally here!!!!
Happy Memorial Day!
The South Side Musky Hawks and many other fishermen have had a successful weekend catching perch, crappies, northern and bass. Many muskies but not much for size. Lake temp is 67 degrees and the water level is high. The activity season is about to start as kids are getting out of school in the next couple of weeks. Still room for you to enjoy a great vacation at Sunrise Lodge.
The season is up and running at Sunrise Lodge. 3 Delicious Meals a day are being served by Chef's Linda, Mark, and Ben. The fish are biting--need to get rid of this East wind....but cant have everything. Walleye, Northern, Largemouth Bass, Crappies, and Perch are hitting. The new pontoon is in the water and ready to go fishing!!!! Musky opens May 15. The activities are being put together-- beginning in early June.
What a difference a month makes!
When spring decided to show up - it came fast.
The snow melted quickly, ice went out fast, docks are in and the lake level is up.
The lodge is now serving three meals daily
Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association benefit breakfast tomorrow.
Summer is on the way. Life is good.
PHILS' FISHING, HUNTING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING REPORT
I am up to 5 grouse for the season--approaching a record for me. DUG and Manny are on the board but Joe is stuck at 0. Nice perch have been hitting in the bullrushes on plactics and crawlers. Musky action is still good. Water level is still high and the water temp was 47 yesterday afternoon--I am sure colder after the 25 degrees last night. Not hearing too many shots from the duck hunters the past few mornings.
Work on the Frosty Snowmobile trails has started and snow flurries were in the air. Manny and I got a couple of grouse and our other hunters are seeing quite a few birds. Bow hunting is in full swing but MUSKY FISHING is KING right now. 13 fish over 40 inches caught in LVD last weekend---equally split between suckers and casting. Water temps are down to the low 50's--cooler in the morning as it has been in the 20's most mornings.
I watched the DNR plant 30000 7 inch walleyes on the west shore and they said there were more to come!---great news. I finally went fishing Friday as I was inspired by Dan Goldberg and the Baltimore Boys. Caught Bass, crappies, nice perch, and bluegills in my short time on the water. Crappies can be caught off dock on calm evenings. Water temp is 63 degrees and level is good to high. We had a group of bear hunters and 7 out of 12 of the group got a bear. Heard shooting in the mornings--Duck and goose seasons opened Saturday. Grouse and bow hunting for deer are open--Have not gone for a walk in the woods looking for birds yet.
The Eckdahl group really did well fishing over the weekend with muskies, northerns (up to 36 inches), walleyes and some jumbo perch. They used the guide services of Jim Plunkett and Matt Ebert. Fall is a great time to spend a day on the water and a guide greatly increases your chances of catching fish. We have our first bear hunter of the year up right now. Seeing bears but waiting for the big one. Small game and bow season opens Saturday. Duck season is right around the corner. It has been a wet fall...save some of this moisture for white gold snowmobile season. Join the Frosty Club and save money on trail passes and go on our club rides with us...we would love to have you join us.
Sunrise guests have boated 2 50+ inch muskies the past 2 weeks and several more in the mid to upper 40 range. The West and Dal Cerro families were catching crappies and bass off the pier...bluegills and perch too. Water level is high and the temps are slowly falling in to upper 60's. Weeds are still out there but beginning to die off. A few more weeks and hunting season will begin. Starting to get memberships for the Frosty Snowmobile Club so I guess that snow is just around the corner.
Been great weather for tubing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and anything else you can do in the water. Bass and northerns are biting as well as panfish. Walleyes near dark on leaches. The Herman crew caught a mess of jumbo perch up to 15 inches on the sandbar on leaches and perch tails. Musky action has remained slow.
Warm and Sunny. Panfish are moving along with bass and walleyes at dusk. Musky is slow...but guests got a 42 and 46 incher yesterday on small bucktails. Water lever is god and water temp is coming up to the upper 60's. Mosquito's are biting at dawn and dusk but not too bad for the most part.
Water temp is in the upper 60's and the water level is ideal. Bluegills and bass are spawning. Reports of 250 fish being caught by a father and his 2 kids--fun stuff. Been seeing some muskies sunning themselves recovering from spawning. Weeds are coming up nicely. Not a lot of northern action right now but we are seeing huge schools of baitfish so they must be stuffing themselves.
Fishing has been good and the catching as well. Weeds are still not up much as the water level is high. Crappies are still biting as well as perch....up to 12 inchers this weekend. The musky season is underway and several have been seen up to 47 inches,--but not caught.
Walleyes up to 27 inches( all released), nice pike, crappies, perch, and even a tiger musky have been the Catch of the Day for Sunrise guests so far. Small tube jigs for crappies, rapalas and jig and leach have been the baits of choice. Water level is good and water temps in mid 50's. The Lac Vieux Desert Association Opening Day Breakfast was a huge success and we look forward to the mobile hatchery project which currently has 4.5 million fertilized walleye eggs. GREAT NEWS!!!!
Fishing for Walleye, Northern, Largemouth Bass and other game fish opens tomorrow.
Musky season opens May 15 on Lac Vieux Desert.
Smallmouth Bass opens June 18 (catch & release is always open)
Bear, deer bow and grouse hunt seasons have begun and other seasons will start soon.
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL & WINTER HAVE LOTS OF HAPPY FISHERMEN AT SUNRISE!
Nice Bass are being caught too.
Northern and Musky aren't too shabby either.
John Brust has the start of a good fish fry with Crappies caught in June, 2015
PHIL'S WORDS OF WISDOM ???
Why do hummingbirds hum??? Cause they don't know the words.
PHIL's Sports Report
Augie and Bob......it looks like another long Bears season. The Pack needed a win in the worst way and luckily the Bears came to town. Now for the rematch in Soldier Field to insure another successful Packer season. The Miller Lite will be tasty and Augie looks good in Packer Green.
Go Pack Go!
Go Cubs! Kinda hard to say, but.....
Augie - Here is that picture of you wearing a Packer shirt....again and again!
It isn't easy being green.