PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
Friday May 10
The Docks are in--well over 500 feet of them with some more to add. The water is DEEP!
A cold windy Saturday and then NICE weather is forecast--Yippee!
Tuesday, May 7
Time to put the dock in--flying home from LA where it has been VERY EXCITING!
Sunday, April 28
Sunny and beautiful--the snow is diminishing rapidly and the ice is trying to melt.
2 more 70 degree days ahead so it won't be long til we can put the waders on and get those docks in.
We may still make opening day.
Tuesday, April 16
Friday April 12
Still Winter. 28 Degrees for the high.
Another 5 inches of snow last night and we are plowing the drive and shoveling the walks---again.
Nobody is too happy with Ma Nature right now.
Thursday, April 4
Still looks like winter even though it has been spring officially for a couple of weeks now.
Karen and I just took the kids to Ski Brule skiing and snowboarding for a couple of days. Awesome ski conditions.
Maple SyrupFest this weekend and the sap is running so come on up and join us--bring your boots.
A warm up is forecast so maybe we can get rid of the ice and snowbanks in the near future.
PHILS' FISHING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING REPORT
Friday, May 10
The lake level is way up. The docks are in. Water temp is 40 degrees.
Have not been on the water yet but a lot of guests checked in today and are ready to catch some fish.
Sunday April 28
Still ice but it is detiorating quickly. Still a couple more days of ice fishing. Sunrise did purchase a 16 foot Alumacraft boat with a console and 50 HP 4 stroke Evinrude motor. Itching to get it in the water. Putting the snowmobile away this afternoon.
Tuesday April 16
The ice fishermen who went home yesterday said the panfish were really biting.
They used 4 wheelers and moved around the lake easily. Still LOTS of ice.
Friday April 12
Still trucks and cars on the lake.
Crappies, gills, and perch are biting so come on up to enjoy icefishing for the next month.
Thursday, April 4
Snowmobile trails are officially closed but here is still plenty of snow.
It is getting easier to drive around the lake to chase the gills, perch, and crappies which are biting.
Hard to believe we had the docks in 2 weeks ago already last year.
The Fox River Valley Chapter of Muskies Inc. held a youth musky hunt in October
and everyone had a good time in spite of the bad weather.
They boated 2 nice muskies This nice, fat 43 incher fish was one of them.
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL & WINTER HAVE LOTS OF HAPPY FISHERMEN AT SUNRISE.
Now that the lake is open Spring fishing is off to a good start.
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.
The weekend of September 7 & 8, 2012 was pretty successful for the Hapeman / Eckdhal group.
PHIL'S WORDS OF WISDOM ???
Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.
PHIL'S PACKER REPORT
No Super Bowl for the Pack this year.
We defeated those "Queens" but the 49ers proved way too much for us again.
Wait til next year! Now I sound like a Cubs fan.
GO! PACK GO!
The Packer flag will be flying and the Miller Lite truck will be delivering to Phil's house again this summer.
Augie - Here is that picture of you wearing a Packer shirt!
It isn't easy being green. Looks like he'll be wearing this classy shirt again next summer.
Go Packers !