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PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
January 16

A beautiful weekend in the Northwoods. The snow was great for snowmobiling and skiing but the fish forgot to bite.  I guess that will save more for the next time. It looks like a warm up with highs in the 30's for the next week or so. Better than the -28 Friday morning but don't want the trails to take a beating.

January 11

WOW talk about snow, we got around 8-10 inches and its still coming down! Next couple days we are suppose to see real COLD temps again. The trails are in great condition and we had some skiers over the weekend and they said that skiing was excellent! The ice on the lakes is in good condition however looking to ice fish you may want to have a snowmobile with you to make traveling a little bit easier.

January 9

The deep freeze is over and we received a couple of inches of fresh snow. The forecast looks excellent for the upcoming MLK Holiday weekend. 4-6 inches of snow forecast between now and Tuesday. Lakes are in good shape for travel by sled, 4 wheeler, and even have seen some vehicles. No slush to speak of. The lake is marked with barrels.

January 3

Sounds like this is the last warm day for a while--single digit highs for the next 3 days at least. We received a little less than an inch of snow last night--I was hoping for 3 -4....but.  Trail 6 is kinda beat up but other lesser traveled trails in Conover, Phelps, Presqu Isle, and the UP are in good shape. Some slush on the lakes but not terrible. The cold snap should help. The new wet snow makes it look like a winter wonderland outside with 12-15 inches of snow on the ground and a coating on the trees.

January 2

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Snowmobile and ski trails are in very good condition. The ice fishermen have been reporting walleyes, northerns, crappies and bluegills.  We have space for you this week and weekend so come on up!

December 30

IDEAL winter fun conditions. Snowing, temps around 20 degrees, fish biting.....Awesome! There is snow and good temps in the forecast thru the middle of next week so if you are an outdoor enthusiast make plans today!

December 26

We had some weird weather yesterday and this morning---it ended up being a couple inches of sleet like snow when all is said and done. Supposed to get colder and windy as the day goes on. Weather forecast for the week looks good with temps in the 20s for highs and teens for lows and chances for snow every day. Looks like things are shaping up for a nice week of winter fun!

December 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It looks like the warm up and rain is all going to stay south of us!!!!!Lac Vieux Desert is marked with barrels from Thunder Bay to the West Shore landing and Sunrise. Between 8 and 12 inches everywhere we drilled except for in front of Hillside where there is less. Snowmobile trails are in fair to good shape, ski trails are in good shape----time to enjoy some winter fun in the Northwoods.

December 19

Looks like the DEEP FREEZE is over for a while. Only 2 cabins froze up. Temps in the 20's for the next few days with a chance of snow  Tuesday. People have been out on most of the area lakes by foot with a few snowmobile and 4 wheeler tracks spotted at the landings.  Snowmobile trails are being groomed as traffic warrants. Not many people out there as of yet. They are in pretty good shape but as I always say we could use more snow. Time to make plans for snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing,etc.......Sunrise will be serving breakfast dauly during the holidays!

December 15

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS OPEN AT NOON!

 Frosty and Phelps have sent the groomers out except for the swamps.
The COLD spell is freezing swamps and making ice on the lakes.
More snow is in the forecast for Friday and Saturday so this is going to be a most excellent opener.

There have been a few ice fishermen spotted on local lakes. Walking only....but it won't be long.

December 13

Wow, what a change in weather but it is working out in our favor.
Looking like in the forecast that we have high's in single digits above zero and the lows in single digits below zero.
Looking like some snow in the forecast in the next couple of days.


December 8

What a difference a couple of days make.The lake is now frozen over and white stuff coats the ground.
 It will not be long now until we see winter activities rolling.
Ice fishing and snowmobiling are just around the corner as it forecast to be COLD and chances of snow every day.
I am going to get the cross country ski's out for a little practice run this morning.
Sunrise is hosting hte Snowmobile Club Benefit Breakfast this weekend--hope to see you there Saturday or Sunday 

Dec. 6 

It is finally cooling off with highs in the 20s for the next 10 days and lows close to 0. Currently a couple of inches of snow on the ground and snowing. The Wisconsin snowmobile trails officially open December 12 but we some fast cooperation from Mother Nature. The boys have had all the sleds out but they may have been jumping the gun a little bit. No ice on the lake as of now. We had some last week but it has since melted. This week should start making ice. Hopefully winter fun will start SOON!

November 2

What a beautiful forecast for the next 5 days--Highs in the 50's and 60's with plentiful sunshine. Sunrise is serving breakfast only Friday, Saturday and Sunday so we can get out and enjoy this awesome fall weather. The muskies and nice perch seem to be loving the weather as they have been active, Hope to see you  this weekend.

October 25

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.

October 19

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!

October 13

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.

September 26

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.

 September 20

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.

 



PHILS' FISHING, HUNTING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING  REPORT

January 9

Snowmobile trails are in excellent shape. The 4 local clubs have been out grooming and the recent cold snap firmed them up. With the new snow this is the time to ride. A ton of snow north of Kenton/Sidnaw in the UP. Joe and I rode to Bond Falls Sat nd it is definitely woth the trip in the winter. Ski trails and hils are excellent as well. Not much to report regarding fishing as it was SO COLD this weekend there were not many fishermen out. That will change as we have several groups checking in today and all week.

December 26

Snowmobile trails are groomed and in fair to excellent shape--depending on the section of trail and the time of day. There is between 8 and 12 inches of ice on Lac Vieux Desert everywhere we drilled----not by the river outlet. Area Cross Country and Downhill ski trails are ready and waiting.

December 19

There is enough ice for fishing--4-6 inches have been the most common reports and that was before yesterdays bitter cold.December 13

Well now that winter has arrived we have some exciting news to share. The lakes are completely froze over now, the snowmobile trails in Vilas county are scheduled to open at noon on Thursday December 15. Downhill ski slopes are open and we know of some ice fishing going on already in some of the bays around. Hunting is pretty much over now and we are on to all the fun in the snow!

Dec. 6

Winter is off to a slow start but late fall musky fishing was excellent---suckers were the bait of choice. Still seeing some grouse out there. congratulations to Kayla as she shot her first deer. Hopefully more winter fun to report soon.

October 25

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.

October 13

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.

September 26

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.

Sept. 12

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.





                          SPRING, SUMMER, FALL & WINTER HAVE LOTS OF HAPPY FISHERMEN AT SUNRISE!

   
     

   

  

   

  

   



PHIL'S WORDS OF WISDOM ???

If you're not part of the solution - be part of the problem.



PHIL's Sports Report

Augie and Bob......it looks like your favorite part of the Bears season is upon us---the off season.  Hail Mary....Hail Yes!!!! To Dallas we go...watch out Mike Grant.

The Miller Lite will be tasty and Augie looks good in Packer Green.

Go Pack Go!

 Go Badgers!

 



Augie - Here is that picture of you wearing a Packer shirt....again and again!
It isn't easy being green.

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