PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
Weather has been awesome, activities are going great, and people are catching some fish. In other words things are going GREAT at Sunrise Lodge. Hard to believe August is just around the corner.
A great week just ended. Weather in the 70's with some rain but a lot of sun and very few bugs. All activities were excellent with a Great group of Kids! Sam won his 4th Sunrise Open golf tourney and Ainie won her 1st Fishing With Phil Contest trophy. Kickball in the mud was a hit with Owen and the gang. Tubing was AWESOME and the 1st EVER LOLA art project was a huge hit--come paint a really cool project at Sunrise....plus the Sunrise T shirt painting is better than ever. The peanut butter and banana cream pies were excellent. The 4th is just around the corner and the forecast is sunny and 75 for most every day in the next 10!!!! Hope to see you soon.
Sunny and 75 degrees! Forecast is excellent and the mosquitos are being held in check by a bumper crop of dragonflies. The beach is looking good, This is the second week of activities and the pizzas are looking good today. The dining room is serving 3 meals daily so come on up and enjoy summer at Sunrise Lodge.
Happy Memorial Day!
Had a lady catch her first musky today so all is well in her world. Fishing is good and the weather has been awesome this weekend. Maybe some rain tomorrow but we could use it--hopefully at night. Team sunrise won the 1st softball game of the season so we are off to a promising start --like the CUBS.
Monday, May 11
We have been pretty lucky with the weather as it has been nicer here than in Milwaukee and Chicago....according to Cubs and Brewers broadcasts. Today is over cast and 60, tomorrow is supposed to be cold and windy, but then it is supposed to warm up to the upper 60s and 70s this week and weekend. Sunrise is open for 3 meals daily and we still have an opening for this weekend and 1 or 2 for Memorial Day weekend. Hope to see you soon.
Monday, May 4
The Game Fishing season is underway and Sunrise is fully open and serving 3 meals daily. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner daily. Docks and boats are in and the weather has been fantastic. Sunny and 60's to upper 70's with some much needed rain last night. The grass is green and the trees are budding. The 10 day forecast is great so make plans to visit today.
Friday, March 27
A Cold morning with -3 degrees but sunshine.
About 5 inches of snow on the ground and 16 inches of ice on the lake.
This week temps are "supposed" to warm into the 50's. YEA!
Thursday, March 12
Warm and Sunny. It is amazing how fast the snow is melting.
We may actually have spring this year.
Monday, March 9
What a great weekend of weather and snowmobiling.
Never seen as many people in the Northwoods in March.
Trails are about done with the warm forecast---time for some panfishing fun!
Temps in the 40's all week and thru next weekend.
PHILS' FISHING, HUNTING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING REPORT
Tiger muskies have been active with several being caught and released by Sunrise guests with a 49 incher being the biggest so far. Bass, crappies, and panfish action is excellent as well. The water has warmed up and the water level is still great.
Bluegills, perch and bass are all active. Several upper 40 inch muskies have been caught and released. Water levels are great and the weedbeds are looking healthy. Bob Zima found the crappies near Rice Bay.
Guests have caught and released over a dozen muskies already this year with the biggest being a hefty46 incher pushing 30 pounds. Bill, Ken, Gwenn, and Co are catching northerns, bass, and lots of gills. Joe Palac caught and released a nice 23 inch walleye as well as 5 bass on 5 casts on a fake crawler. You gotta fish by the log Ken says. Water temp is in the upper 60's and the lake level is great. Not a ton of weeds yet but they are coming in nicely. Biking, hiking, fishing,etc....lots of outdoor activities in the Northwoods this time of year. Summer markets and festivals are getting under way as well as waterski shows and art programs.
It is finally Crappie time. Dandy perch, walleyes, bass, northerns, muskies, and soon to be gills and sunnies! Life is good at Sunrise Lodge. Saw a couple of bears this week as well as a bobcat, wolf, and a fischer. Dragonflies are out and keeping the skeeters at bay.
Monday, May 11
People are all reporting that they are catching fish. Crappies are getting ready to spawn, bass are hitting, walleyes have been hitting jig and minnows. Joe and I caught perch and bluegills Sat. The water temp is about 60 degrees. Musky season opens Friday. This is the best time of the year to be fishing.
Monday, May 4
Walleye, Northern, Largemouth Bass, and panfish seasons are underway. Guests have reported good walleye and northern action. Carl and Tony are catching largemouth bass not far from the dock. Perch have spawned, crappies are getting ready, and bluegils will follow them. Everything is early this year compared to the past couple of late springs. Musky opens May 15 on LVD and smallmouth bass is catch and release until June 15. Lake level is a little low but not bad. The 10 day forecast is excellent and the fishing should be fantastic.
We still have ice fishermen out there catching gills, perch, and crappies.
Seems like Indian Bay and around the islands are the best spots for bigger panfish.
Still down hill skiing but snowmobiling and x-c skiing are done.
Open water season for walleyes and northern starts Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Snowmobile trails close at noon today. Last weekend trails were awesome and closed on Thursday.
Mother Nature is amazing. Time to think ice fishing and don't forget your sunscreen.
Panfishing should really improve over the next week with warm temps and snow melt.
Should be easy moving around the lakes and sunscreen may be necessary.
A fabulous weekend of snowmobiling just ended and that may be it....what a great season it was.
There is still snow and we may make another weekend on some trails and the back country will have plenty of snow for a while.
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.
The 2014 fishing season. 2015 is underway and more pics to follow soon.
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, 2014
PHIL'S WORDS OF WISDOM ???
Drive carefully. Its not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
PHIL's Sports Report
What happened to my Brewers????
Now the Seahawk fans know what it felt to be a Packer fan.
Super Bowl Bound!? Wait til Next Year! DUG says the Bears new coach is gonna make Jake Cutler into an NFL QB--we'll see. First he has to learn his name.
All you betting Bear Fans can start your Miller Lite deliveries any time now.
Go Pack Go!
Augie - Here is that picture of you wearing a Packer shirt....again and again!
It isn't easy being green. Looks like he'll be wearing this classy shirt again next summer.
Go Packers !