PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
Monday, Dec. 9 2013
Cold and wintry.
The Michigan snowmobile trails are open and groomed. The WI trails are closed until Dec. 17 but are looking good.
The lake is frozen solid and we have ice fishermen all over the lake.
More snow and cold in the future so it looks like winter is off to a great start.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013
Cold and Snowy! We received 4 inches of snow overnite and has been blowing and snowing all day.
The plows are out! COLD weather is on its way so the winter season is underway for the ice fishermen and skiiers. Snowmobile trails are open in MI but not in WI til Dec. 17.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
Snowy and cold..not bitter cold like the weekend but it looks and feels like winter.
A great Thanksgiving forecast and it should be ideal for Santa to come to Land O Lakes on Friday!
The lake is frozen over, the first ice fishermen are ready to venture out and
the ice skating rink is ready for a hockey game.
Saturday, November 23
Davey and Alexa are out riding the snowmobiles (around the lodge) on the opening day of deer season.....
can probably ice fish tomorrow. Seems like the seasons are running together. Cold and snow in the forecast.
Probably 6 inches on the ground now and the cold temps are freezing things up nicely.
Tuesday, November 12th
COLD and SNOWY. We have 5-6 inches of snow on the ground and 12 degrees this morning.
Kate, Dave, and I were out riding the snowmobiles the last couple of days -
just around the neighborhood but it sure was fun.
The lake is just about frozen across. A little warmer in the forecast for the rest of the week.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
It is a white Wednesday morning and turning colder so the dock and all of the boats are out of the water.
Time to think winter fun!
Monday, November 4th
Another dreary cold day....gonna be dark soon with the time change. Yuck!
All the Sunrise boats are out of the water for the season.
Still have 1/2 of 1 dock in but that will come out soon.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Happy Halloween! The dining room is now serving breakfast only on Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's until the hunting season and then the big Thanksgiving Feast!
The weather has been cold but the musky fishing has been hot.
A little warmer weather scheduled for the next 10 days.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Looks like a White Halloween outside. Davey was practicing soccer yesterday afternoon in a blizzard.
The forecast is for below average temps but some clear skies for the next week or so.
Thursday, Oct. 17
The nice fall weather seems like a thing of the past. Snow in the forecast and time to think about getting the north dock out as the water temp has gone down to 43 degrees this morning. Still beautiful but the seasons are definitely changing.
Wed Oct. 9
Another beautiful day in the Northwoods. Still wearing shorts. The forecast for Columbus Day weekend is great and the leaves are still beautiful. We still have a few openings so join us for a fabulous fall get-away.
PHILS' FISHING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING REPORT
Monday, Dec. 9
Winter sports are rolling! Snow and Cold have been the words of the winter so far....YEAH!
Tuesday, Dec. 3
We have had a couple of groups of icefishermen and they caught a few walleyes and northerns.
I've seen a couple of snowmobiles and 4 wheelers on the ice.
The ice skating/hockey rink is in good shape and had a lot of use over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Ski trails and hills are open for business.
Time to get my new sled as Joe has already crashed my old one. Joe is OK but the same can not be said for the sled.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
The deer season has been pretty successful and now it is time to get those tip ups and jig poles out. We had 2 wolves on the ice out in front of the lodge the last couple of days eating a deer carcas. The kids have been snowmobiling around the grounds and are waiting for the real trails to open.
Saturday, November 23
Saw a nice 6 point buck walk thru the resort yesterday while the hunters were in eating breakfast. Snowmobile trails don't open for a while yet but it sure looks like they could. The lake is frozen over and we'll test the thickness again tomorrow. The snow could hold up the ice making process. With the lake frozen it looks like Don Johnson's 51.5 inch muskie approaching 45 pounds will be the big hog of the year caught by a Sunrise Lodge guest.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Kate, Dave, and I have been snowmobiling and we smell like 2 stroke exhaust....a beautiful thing. The ice on LVD will support my weight by shore. After another COLD day and night I'll investigate further tomorrow. The LVD Association planted 10,000 6-7 inch walleyes a few weeks ago. The gun deer season opens in MI in a few days and the following Sat in WI. Should be a much better season as we are seeing a lot of deer and bucks. The snow on the ground should make it ideal.
Tuesday, Nov 5
The snowmobile trails are brushed and the signs are up...now we need snow and cold.
Musky season goes through the end of November so you still have time to catch a trophy!
Thursday, Oct. 31
Don Johnson caught (and released) a 51 inch pig that weighed over 40 pounds Tuesday. We don't have a lot of musky fishermen here but the few have been rewarded with the best musky fishing in years. Sunrise guests have caught (and released) 6 fish over 48 inches and 30 pounds in the last week. Connie Hansen caught a nice 42 incher to go with her 35 incher and on and on. Dug and I even kicked up 9 grouse last weekend in a couple of hours. The north dock and half of the south dock are out of the water as there has been ice on the shorelines the past week. We left plenty of dock in for anyone who wants to come up and try their luck the next couple of weeks or til the next cold snap hits. Suckers are the key right now. Water temp is COLD....especially when it goes over your waders.
The Lukeman's limited out on walleyes the past couple of days and did land a 38 inch musky on a sucker. They said it was COLD out there. Matt and his 2 buddies caught 5 more muskies on 10/19 including 2 30 pounders.The grouse hunters are getting in a lot of shooting and kicking up lots of birds. I see the deer mocking Joe and his bow hunting skills most days. There is snow on the ground (probably won't last long) so time to think winter sports fun.
Thur. Oct. 17
Matt McIntee and family caught 5 nice muskies on Sat and some dandy walleyes on Sunday. The duck hunters are reporting success and the grouse hunters are seeing birds but not hitting too many. Snow in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday so I think it is time to start snowmobile shopping.
Wed. Oct. 9
Dr. Dave has limited out on walleye most days and flushed 17 grouse yesterday--only shot 2 but a fun day! Paula and Big Fish Chris are catching walleye, bass, perch, pike, and having a ball. Dale Behnke and friends cleaned 14 nice pike Sunday night--some over 30 inches. Joe and I are bow hunting for the first time and are seeing lots of does but have not got a shot at his first buck yet. Snowmobile trail brushing and signing is starting Saturday so winter can't be far off. Great news in that we have a new culvert on the trail leading to Sunrise Lodge so the groomer will be able to keep the trail to Sunrise as smooth as a babies bottom!
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL & WINTER HAVE LOTS OF HAPPY FISHERMEN AT SUNRISE.
Don't tell these guys there aren't any Walleye!
Davis Hianik had great luck Bass fishing and catching the week of August 3 - 10, 2013
May 18, 2013 - 31 inch 8 lb. 4 oz. Walleye May 28, 2013 42 inch Tiger Musky
Dan Marozzi and Dean DeNicolo caught some nice Walleye on May 17 & 18, 2013
Chris Davis and some nice fish he caught in January, 2013.
PHIL'S WORDS OF WISDOM ???
Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
PHIL'S PACKER REPORT
The Pack wins and thanks Detroit....there is still hope for the Pack (and DaBears.)
We can't even beat the Vikings at Lambeau.....thank goodness the Bears and Lions are not much better. OK, I guess the Lions are better.
The season is not going well....so far Big Fish Chris, Bob and Steve are receiving Miller Lite.
GO! PACK GO!
Augie - Here is that picture of you wearing a Packer shirt....again!
It isn't easy being green. Looks like he'll be wearing this classy shirt again next summer.
Go Packers !