Sunrise Lodge Resort

Land O' Lakes Wisconsin Resort Vacations at
Sunrise Lodge on Lac Vieux Desert

Sunrise Lodge Resort
Home Page
Main Lodge
Lodging &
Handicap Accessible
Our Rates
Sunrise Lodge
Sunrise Recipes
Activities at
Sunrise Lodge
Fishing on
Lac Vieux Desert
Winter Activities
Phil's Words of
Wisdom & Reports
Photo Album
& Links
Contact Us
Sunrise Lodge Resort Wisconsin

E-mail Sunrise Lodge Resort


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, 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.


Sept. 12 

 The weather forecast is for fall like temps (in the mid 60's) for the next 10 days. The leaves are just starting to show some color. The lake level is good and water temps are in the mid 60s. Trophy Musky time is almost here. I have never seen so many mushrooms around so if you are a mushroom enthusiast it is definitely time to visit. Scarecrowfest, cranberryfest, musky tournaments, so many reasons to visit this fall. Sunrise is serving 3 meals daily thru Oct. 22.


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 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.









If you can't beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing

PHIL's Sports Report

Augie and looks like another long Bears season.  The Pack needed a win in the worst way and luckily the Bears came to town. Now for the rematch in Soldier Field to insure another successful Packer season. The Miller Lite will be tasty and Augie looks good in Packer Green.

Go Pack Go!

 Go Badgers!

Go Cubs!  Kinda hard to say, but.....


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

Land O' Lakes Wisconsin resort vacation cabin rentals at Sunrise Lodge Resort on Lac Vieux Desert. Land O' Lakes Wisconsin fishing, hunting and snowmobile vacations and resort cabin rentals in Vilas County near beautiful Land O' Lakes Wisconsin. Land O' Lakes Wisconsin resort vacation cabin rentals at Sunrise Lodge Resort on Lac Vieux Desert. Land O' Lakes Wisconsin fishing, hunting and snowmobile vacations and resort cabin rentals in Vilas County near beautiful Land O' Lakes Wisconsin.

 For more information or to make reservations
feel free to contact us anytime at:

Sunrise Lodge

Four Season Recreational Resort and Restaurant
American Plan Resort/Vacation Cottages

5894 West Shore
Land O'Lakes, WI 54540

1-800-221-9689 or 715-547-3684


Fishing Information Network Musky Fishing from
Snowmobiling Information from Snow Tracks

Outdoor Network - Web Hosting, Design & Marketing

Land O' Lakes Wisconsin resort vacation cabin rentals at Sunrise Lodge Resort on Lac Vieux Desert. Land O' Lakes Wisconsin fishing, hunting and snowmobile vacations and resort cabin rentals in Vilas County near beautiful Land O' Lakes Wisconsin.