PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
Sunday, March 9
Just returned from a great snowmobile ride with Joe and Kate. Weather was fantastic as well as the riding. A great March forecast will enable us to keep excellent ski and snowmobile trails and the warmer weather is settling the lakes so moving around the ice is getting much easier.
Thursday, March 6
A great weather forecast---not too cold, not too warm, just right. A great time to enjoy the outdoors while not freezing!
Monday, March 3rd
Spring must be around the corner as the sun is out and it is -33 degrees this morning. Can't believe this winter. It does look like a little warming as the week rolls around.
Monday, Feb. 24
COLD weather for the next couple of days and then better for the weekend--but still below average and winter like. Klondike Days this weekend and the last weekend for game fishing on MI waters til May. Ski and snowmobile trails are FANTASTIC!
It got to 32 degrees above 0 yesterday!!!!!! 12 more inches of snow predicted for tomorrow but I guess that is better than the rain predicted for south of us. Winter temps predicted for the next week.
Another brutally cold morning (-22) but the COLD looks like it is going to subside beginning tommorow afternoon. Sure Hope So! Next Weekend is Presidents Day and the Frosty Club Radar Run will be held on Sat. at Bent's Camp. We still have an opening or two so come on up and join us for a holiday weekend of snow play!
A beautiful day with a cold start. Good winter weather conditions for the next week--all the storms are well to our south. It is February already so don't delay and make plans today for your winter getaway.
Jan. 29--Wed COLD again but it is going to warm up for the weekend. Great news and great snowmobile conditions. I have never seen the snowmobile trails this firm and white for this extended of a period. Getting around the lake is a little tough(but not impossible) unless you have a snowmobile. This warm up should make getting back out there more enjoyable.
Mother Nature is awesome. More snow and cold....but a warm up for the weekend and then back to COLD. Life is good if you like winter activities as we do.
Colder weather for this week but not too bad like the Polar Vortex of a few weeks back. The weather has really cooperated with winter activities.
Dave, Tony, and I rode the entire Frosty Club trail system tonite and all was excellent. The weather forecast is for an excellent weekend of riding. The lake is a little tough getting around with trucks--doable but if you have a snowmobile bring it.
Jan. 13, 2014
It is still winter....but the good kind. 25-30 degrees for the daytime and 0-15 for lows!!! World's Championship Snowmobile Derby this weekend. BIG Lions Club Ice Fishing tourney next weekend on Lac Vieux Desert. The Frosty Club is holding a Pig Skin Poker and an awesome Radar Run in the next few weeks. The Conover Blizzard Blast, Sled Dog racing in LOL, Klondike Days, Maple Syrup Fest.......So much to do this winter at Sunrise Lodge.
Run Jan. 6 2013
Schools are all cancelled as -30 degrees this morning without the wind chill--still -22 at 11:15AM COLD!
It looks like beginning Wednesday normal temps will return....finally.
Jan 3, 2014
A slight warm up for the weekend and then 3 more brutally cold days.
Hopefully that will be the end of this COLD spell.
-26 degrees this morning. BRRRRRRRR!
The next few days are going to be cold....but not as cold as this morning.
A little more snow to keep the winter conditions perfect.
Monday, Dec. 23
More Snow and Cold. Perfect winter conditions for the Holiday Vacations!
Monday, Dec. 16
An awesome weekend of cold, snow, ice fishing and snowmobiling on awesome trails!
The weather forecast is great so make plans today to visit the Northwoods and Sunrise Lodge over the Holiday Break!
GREAT NEWS! The Vilas County Snowmobile trails open tomorrow at 6PM.
Come on up and help us get the new season off to a fast start.
All Frosty Club trails are groomed and ready for the opener.
Still cold but should be above 0 today.
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.
PHILS' FISHING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING REPORT
Sunday, March 9
Snowmobile and ski trails are excellent. The lakes are getting much easier to move around and our guest caught some nice crappies around the islands. Great March panfising is just around the corner.
Thursday, March 6
Went on a 120 mile ride with Manny and Paul yesterday afternoon and everything was spectacular. The roads were bumpier than the snowmobile trails. Warmer weather and brilliant sunshine makes March rides some of the best of the season. Trails are open til the end of March--Mother Nature willing.
Tuesday, March 4
It is 5 degrees above 0 this morning---what a heat wave. Another couple of inches of snow overnight to keep things fresh. March is a great month to snowmobile and ski as the sun is warmer and the days are longer. The pan fishing should start to heat up soon. Game season closed last Saturday. There were some nice crappies and gills caught by Sunrise guests last weekend in Rice Bay.
Monday, Feb 24
Rode with DUG this weekend and happy to report that all trails in Vilas County were EXCELLENT except for a few hours Sat afternoon/evening. All the new snow, high traffic, and a little warmer temps made for bigger bumps Saturday night. Believe it or not the ice fishermen had an excellent weekend. Walleyes up to 27 inches, lots of northern action and some nice crappies and gills were being caught. Still tough traveling on the lakes but people are managing. Bring a snowmobile if possible.
Fishing was very good this weekend. Lots of northerns and crappies. Some bluegills, perch and walleyes as well. It seemed that people could move around the lake without getting stuck a little better. This is the last full weekend of game fishing on LVD--1 more weekend on WI lakes and until March 15 on MI waters. Kids fishing jamboree Sunday from 9-3 on the west shore. Snowmobile and ski conditions are IDEAL!
Cross Country and Downhill Ski Trails---PERFECT
Ice Fishing--Bring a snowmobile if you can. Trucks and 4-Wheelers are getting around but it is tough. The small warm up later this week should actually help the ice conditions.
Snowmobiling and skiing conditions are GREAT. Tough moving around the lakes unless you have a snowmobile. The cold weather has not had the fish cooperating very well lately but hopefullt that will change soon. Less tha a month til walleye and northern season closes.
Wed Jan 29
Snowmobile and ski trails are AWESOME! Fish are biting--ask Fred and Dan but there is some slush, big drifts, and cold weather to navigate on the lake.
Wed. Jan 22
Lots of fish in the fish cleaning house this morning. Yesterday was cold but the mid week anglers at Sunrise were rewarded with perch, gills and pike. Snowmobile trails do not get any better. I rode 350 miles Sun-Tue with Dug and the kids and all were very good to excellent.
Monday, Jan. 20
The fish were biting--Dan Wagner and Company caught a lot of pike and a musky around the islands with Brian Blettner. Even some walleyes and perch were being found. A little tough moving around the lake so if you have a snowmobile----bring it. Snowmobile trails are AWESOME!!!!!!!Skiing and snowshoeing is Fab.........Life is good.
Monday, Jan. 13
Snowmobiles are the Best way to get around the lake. Trucks and 4 wheelers are making it ...but some are reporting geting stuck. If you have a snowmobile for ice fishing definitely bring it!!!!! People were catching fish this weekend --crappies, gills, northerns , and a few walleyes with 2 26 plus inchers released by Sunrise guests. Ski hills and trails are FAB!
Monday, Jan. 6
Snowmobile trails are excellent. We received about 3-4 inches of snow Friday and that has really whitened things up again. It has been so cold that traffic has been minimal but grooming has continued. Cross Country and downhill skiing is excellent. A warm up would make it more enjoyable. Been seeing walleye and northern in the fish house but not a lot of panfish. I think the warmer weather scheduled to get here Wed. will allow more people to move around the lake to jig and look for panfish. Lake conditions are good for getting around.
Monday, December 30
Snow conditions are perfect for skiing and snowmobiling.
The lake is in good shape for icefishing and lots of walleye in the heated fish cleaning house.
Come on up for a great weekend of winter fun!
Monday Dec. 23
Ice fishing has been good for walleye and Northern specifically. Panfishing action has been spotty. Conditions are great for traveling around the lake. Snowmobile trails could not be better. Grooming is going on and the trails are Very Good to Excellent. Cross Country and Downhill ski trails are in great shape. Stay safe and enjoy the Northwoods.
Thursday, Dec. 19
Went sledding accross LVD last night and all was well.
We did see a couple of trucks out there and plenty of shanties. Trails are awesome.
Monday, Dec. 16
DUG, Davey, Manny, and I rode over 200 miles this opening weekend on local snowmobile trails.
Conditions are great and getting even better.
Jimmy Champagne and kids put 12 nice walleyes on the ice and reported 12+ inches of ice.
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 carcass.
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.
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 ???
I love deadlines...especially the whooshing sound they make as they fly by
PHIL'S PACKER REPORT
I am in Indianapolis dressed in spandex and Under Armour for the NFL Combine. Run Phil Run, Lift Phil Lift, Jump Phil Jump......time to wake up.
Snowmobiling for the Super Bowl! The trails were way better than the Bronco's!
NFL FOOTBALL IS AWESOME.....but not quite as good without the Pack and DaBears doing battle.
Another good season for the Pack....beating the Bears and making the playoffs on the last day of the season. I don't think the Pack will do much in the playoffs but at least they made it. (sorry Bears fans)
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 !