PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
88 degrees yesterday and 87 degrees forecast for today. Hard to believe that the peak of the summer season is now behind us. We do have some openings for a quick getaway before school starts so we hope to see you. Activities are going on for another couple of weeks and the 10 day weather forecast looks excellent.
Weather has been awesome, activities are going great, and people are catching some fish. In other words things are going GREAT at Sunrise Lodge. Hard to believe August is just around the corner.
A great week just ended. Weather in the 70's with some rain but a lot of sun and very few bugs. All activities were excellent with a Great group of Kids! Sam won his 4th Sunrise Open golf tourney and Ainie won her 1st Fishing With Phil Contest trophy. Kickball in the mud was a hit with Owen and the gang. Tubing was AWESOME and the 1st EVER LOLA art project was a huge hit--come paint a really cool project at Sunrise....plus the Sunrise T shirt painting is better than ever. The peanut butter and banana cream pies were excellent. The 4th is just around the corner and the forecast is sunny and 75 for most every day in the next 10!!!! Hope to see you soon.
Sunny and 75 degrees! Forecast is excellent and the mosquitos are being held in check by a bumper crop of dragonflies. The beach is looking good, This is the second week of activities and the pizzas are looking good today. The dining room is serving 3 meals daily so come on up and enjoy summer at Sunrise Lodge.
PHILS' FISHING, HUNTING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING REPORT
Muskies, northern, bass, crappies, and gills have been active. The water temp was 77.6 degrees yesterday for tubing. Weed growth is down and the water level is good. Congrats to Nate on his dandy 44 inch tiger musky and Katie Guska topped him with a 44.5 incher this week--both caught and released. We had our first 50 incher of the season caught and released this week. The big fish are active.
Tiger muskies have been active with several being caught and released by Sunrise guests with a 49 incher being the biggest so far. Bass, crappies, and panfish action is excellent as well. The water has warmed up and the water level is still great.
Bluegills, perch and bass are all active. Several upper 40 inch muskies have been caught and released. Water levels are great and the weedbeds are looking healthy. Bob Zima found the crappies near Rice Bay.
Guests have caught and released over a dozen muskies already this year with the biggest being a hefty46 incher pushing 30 pounds. Bill, Ken, Gwenn, and Co are catching northerns, bass, and lots of gills. Joe Palac caught and released a nice 23 inch walleye as well as 5 bass on 5 casts on a fake crawler. You gotta fish by the log Ken says. Water temp is in the upper 60's and the lake level is great. Not a ton of weeds yet but they are coming in nicely. Biking, hiking, fishing,etc....lots of outdoor activities in the Northwoods this time of year. Summer markets and festivals are getting under way as well as waterski shows and art programs.
It is finally Crappie time. Dandy perch, walleyes, bass, northerns, muskies, and soon to be gills and sunnies! Life is good at Sunrise Lodge. Saw a couple of bears this week as well as a bobcat, wolf, and a fischer. Dragonflies are out and keeping the skeeters at bay.
Monday, May 11
People are all reporting that they are catching fish. Crappies are getting ready to spawn, bass are hitting, walleyes have been hitting jig and minnows. Joe and I caught perch and bluegills Sat. The water temp is about 60 degrees. Musky season opens Friday. This is the best time of the year to be fishing.
Monday, May 4
Walleye, Northern, Largemouth Bass, and panfish seasons are underway. Guests have reported good walleye and northern action. Carl and Tony are catching largemouth bass not far from the dock. Perch have spawned, crappies are getting ready, and bluegils will follow them. Everything is early this year compared to the past couple of late springs. Musky opens May 15 on LVD and smallmouth bass is catch and release until June 15. Lake level is a little low but not bad. The 10 day forecast is excellent and the fishing should be fantastic.
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. 2015 is underway and more pics to follow soon.
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 ???
Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.
PHIL's Sports Report
The CUBS are rolling!
What happened to my Brewers????
Super Bowl Bound Bears? Wait til Next Year! DUG says the Bears new coach is gonna make Jake Cutler into an NFL QB.
All you betting Bear Fans can start your Miller Lite deliveries any time now.
Go Pack Go!
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. Augie wore it a gain at the cookout Sunday---he says that is why it thunderstormed
Go Packers !