PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
Wed Feb 25
BRRRRRR! It is cold but will be warming up for the weekend. It is almost March but winter is going strong in the Northwoods.
Thursday Feb 12
A colder snowy forecast for the weekend. Radar Run Saturday and Blizzard Blast on Sunday. Next Sunday is the Kids Fishing Jamboree on Lac Vieux Desert. Make plans to join us for some winter fun.
Monday, Feb 9
Awesome forecast for winter fun!! Snow and cold but not brutal (except Saturday). Many local festivals this weekend. Kids fishing jamboree next Sunday--Feb. 22. Winter fun at its finest!
Wed. Feb 4
Life is great in Land O Lakes if you love winter! The forecast is excellent with highs in the teens to 20 and lows around 0. There is so much to do. Conover has their winter frolic this weekend and the HUGE Blizzard Blast the following weekend. Phelps has the Winter Carnival this Weekend featuring Brett and Frisk. Land O Lakes has 3 full Days of Sled Dog Racing this weekend and the Radar Run and Bikini Races next Weekend. Ice Fishing tournaments, Pond Hockey in Eagle River......The snowmobile trails are great, the fish are biting, and skiing is fantastic. Wow!
Monday, Jan 26
Did a lot of local riding with Dan Wagner, the Grants, and Joe this weekend and had a great time.
The current weather is cold (15 degrees) and snowy which is what I call PERFECT!
A few warmer days midweek and then cooler (not a deep freeze) for the weekend.
Great time to come up for some winter fun.
Snowmobile, ice fish, ski, local blizzard blast festival, radar runs, poker runs,..........
so much to do during the winter months in the northwoods.
Tuesday, Jan 20
A great stretch of weather coming up!
Warm but not thawing and a little new snow!
Winter fun is definitely happening at Sunrise Lodge!
Monday, Jan 12
A frigid week is now behind us.
The snowmobile and ski trails benefitted greatly from the cold and snow.
It was a brutal stretch for ice fishermen.
A lot of beer and fireballs were consumed but not many fish were caught. Just too cold to be out there.
The forecast looks awesome though.
Monday, Jan 5
BRRRRR! It is very cold for the next few days but that is just what the doctor ordered to whip the snowmobile trails, lake trails, and ski trails back into awesome shape. We have plenty of snow and it is supposed to warm up for the weekend so make your plans for winter snow fun today! Lots of happy ice fishermen, snowmobilers, and skiiers over the holidays. The busiest week in memory.
Well it looks like the warm up, rain, fog, and generally crappy winter weather is behind us.
It is currently 23 degrees with a couple of inches of fresh white stuff on the ground and it is still falling from the sky.
Good temps and chances of snow in the forecast thru Christmas. YEAH!
PHILS' FISHING, HUNTING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING REPORT
Snowmobile trails are awesome. Received 6 inches of fresh snow the past couple of days. This is the last weekend for game fishing on LVD until May. Panfishing remains open year 'round. Skiing is awesome--both cross country and downhill.
A couple of inches of fresh snow has whitened up the trails. Trails are in very good shape and groomers are running nightly. A cold Saturday coming up for the ice fishermen. I have not seen slush lately. Some real nice northerns have been caught on tip ups with sucker minnows or golden shiners being the preferred baits. Look for green weeds.
ALL Winter Fun is at its peak. All trails, lakes, hills are excellent.
The snowmobile trails are excellent--except for Eagle River area. This colder snap allowed the groomers to work their magic. Midweek riding is still the BEST! Fishing pressure has been light but productive. If you find green weeds you will find fish. Shiners for walleye and northern and waxies for gills, perch, and crappies. All cross country, downhill, and snowshoe trails are awesome.
We received 2 inches of fresh snow this morning and it is still snowing. Should really make the ski and snowmobile trails beautiful. The guests at Sunrise ALL reported excellent fishing action this weekend. Northerns up to 32 inches, walleyes up to 26 inches, gills, perch, crappie.......Good times when the flags are flying. Still some slush on the lake in a few places, but not too bad. Trucks and 4 wheelers are out there but snowmobiles work best.
Snowmobile and ski trails are in good to excellent condition. All trails are being groomed nightly and the trail into Sunrise is being groomed twice a night....aren't we lucky. Ice fishing has been tough with some slush on the ice after you drill some holes especially and some uncooperative fish. The big Lions Club tourney is this weekend and should give us a better idea of how the fishing really is as we have had mostly snowmobilers the past 10 days.
Going riding to the UP today. Rode Phelps, Land o Lakes, and Conover last night and met as many groomers as snowmobilers. Excellent conditions. Cross Country and downhill skiing is great and will be a lot more comfortable with the warm up this week. Ice fishing was tough. Moving around is doable but not easy. Warmer weather should settle some of the recent snows and improve lake conditions.
All trails are groomed, white, and cold today. The swamps are freezing so 100% of the trails are now being groomed. Davey and I are riding to the Frosty Club meeting at the Bear Trap tonite (at -15 degrees) so join us if you wish--6:00. Ice fishing has been solid for walleyes and northerns both on the west shore and around the islands. Have not heard many panfishing reports. Downhill and XC trails are excellent--just need the weekend warm up.
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.
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 ???
Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
PHIL'S PACKER REPORT
Almost Spring Training time---Go Brewers!
Now the Seahawk fans know what it felt to be a Packer fan.
Some days I wish I was JJ Watt or Tom Brady.
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.
Bring on the Seahawks! They look extremely tough..........but we should just R E L A X.
Glad I am not a Bears fan but at least Clausen looks like he tried.
All you betting Bear Fans can start your Miller Lite deliveries any time now.
Go Pack Go!
Jay Cutler for MVP! Must have been the coach and GM who sucked...not Jay.
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 !