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June 24

What a great week of weather.... a little breezy the first couple of days but plenty of sun and temps in the 70's to 80. The weather is predicted to be near 80 with plenty of sunshine thru the week. Water levels are good and the water temp is in the mid 70's. We still have room for a few more so come on up and recharge your batteries at Sunrise Lodge!

June 18

82 degrees and Sunny!!!!!

PERCH was the name of the game this week. The Hermann's  family crushed them up to 15 inches on leaches and a secret bait that only Eli and Jack know.---caught them on the sandbar before the island. Walleyes were caught after dinner and crappies were hot--gotta find the big ones just like gills. Ian, Chloe, and Alex reported the musky action was slow but they could catch 3 or four bass in 10 minutes every morning in IDIOT Bay!

Activities were HUGE with the boys dominating the girls at most things last week---I did dominate Joe in Basketball again. There has been a bunch of bear sighting plus the one Bigfoot? on the trailcam.

June 10

80 degrees 2 days in a row with 90 forecast for Sat....Summer is here. We have not seen 90 in 3 years. Weather is good, activities are underway, fish are is good.

June 6

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY! Been cool and rainy the last few days with frost tonight-----then the GREAT WEATHER arrives. The tubing boat is in the water, the activities are set to begin. Tuesday is the first breakfast cookout of the season.  There has been a bigfoot sighting on a trail cam so we will continue our search. Summer is finally here!!!!

May 30

Happy Memorial Day!

The South Side Musky Hawks and many other fishermen have had a successful weekend catching perch, crappies, northern and bass. Many muskies but not much for size. Lake temp is 67 degrees and the water level is high. The activity season is about to start as kids are getting out of school in the next couple of weeks. Still room for you to enjoy a great vacation at Sunrise Lodge.

May 10

The season is up and running at Sunrise Lodge. 3 Delicious Meals a day are being served by Chef's Linda, Mark, and Ben. The fish are biting--need to get rid of this East wind....but cant have everything. Walleye, Northern, Largemouth Bass, Crappies, and Perch are hitting. The new pontoon is in the water and ready to go fishing!!!! Musky opens May 15. The activities are being put together-- beginning in early June.

May 6
What a difference a month makes!
When spring decided to show up - it came fast.
The snow melted quickly, ice went out fast, docks are in and the lake level is up.
The lodge is now serving three meals daily
Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association benefit breakfast tomorrow.
Summer is on the way. Life is good.

April 9

More snow....12 degrees but the sun is out. 9th grade fundraiser today--Join us 7:30-11:00 for All U Can Eat Breakfast.

April 8

Snow, Snow, and more Snow! Where was winter in March? Snow and cold thru Wed at least.
I thought we would be putting docks in by now--not shoveling and plowing every day.
Joe, Carl, and Tony even got the snowmobiles back out.
This is not helping us get ready for the summer season, but Mother Nature has her own ideas.
The ice is going out on some of the smaller lakes but not so much on the medium and large lakes.
If we ever get a break it will leave us quickly--I hope.


June 24

Been great weather for tubing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and anything else you can do in the water.  Bass and northerns are biting as well as panfish. Walleyes near dark on leaches.  The Herman crew caught a mess of jumbo perch up to 15 inches on the sandbar on leaches and perch tails. Musky action has remained slow.

June 18

Warm and Sunny. Panfish are moving along with bass and walleyes at dusk. Musky is slow...but guests got a 42 and 46 incher yesterday on small bucktails.  Water lever is god and water temp is coming up to the upper 60's. Mosquito's are biting at dawn and dusk but not too bad for the most part.

June 10

Water temp is in the upper 60's and the water level is ideal. Bluegills and bass are spawning. Reports of 250 fish being caught by a father and his 2 kids--fun stuff. Been seeing some muskies sunning themselves recovering from spawning. Weeds are coming up nicely. Not a lot of northern action right now but we are seeing huge schools of baitfish so they must be stuffing themselves.

May 30

Fishing has been good and the catching as well. Weeds are still not up much as the water level is high. Crappies are still biting as well as perch....up to 12 inchers this weekend. The musky season is underway and several have been seen  up to 47 inches,--but not caught.

May 10

Walleyes up to 27 inches( all released), nice pike, crappies, perch, and even a tiger musky have been the Catch of the Day for Sunrise guests so far. Small tube jigs for crappies, rapalas and jig and leach have been the baits of choice. Water level is good and water temps in mid 50's. The Lac Vieux Desert Association Opening Day Breakfast was a huge success and we look forward to the mobile hatchery project which currently has 4.5 million fertilized walleye eggs. GREAT NEWS!!!!

May 6
Fishing for Walleye, Northern, Largemouth Bass and other game fish opens tomorrow.
Musky season opens May 15 on Lac Vieux Desert.
Smallmouth Bass opens June 18 (catch & release is always open)

March 11
Vilas County snowmobile trails are closed.
See you next winter.

Bear, deer bow and grouse hunt seasons have begun and other seasons will start soon.


                                                           The 2015 fishing season. 2016 is underway and more pics to follow soon.

Dave Lemon and his 19" & 25" opening day Walleye. May 1, 2015   6 lb 28 1/2 inch caught June 23, 2014 by Randy Hile

   Dean Nicolo - May 16 2014  May 17, 2014 - Dean & Dennis Johnson with 24 and 27" walleyes  

Teresa's 1st Walleye 27 inch 7.2 lb in May 2014      Rocky's walleye caught June 6, 2014
Nice Bass are being caught too.

Geri Feld'd bass caught May 29, 2014   Jeff Williams bass caught May 30, 2014

Northern and Musky aren't too shabby either.

Jeff Branan's 38 inch northern caught May, 2014   Troy Wagner's 46 inch Tiger Musky caught June 7, 2014         

Panfish too!                                              


  John Brust has the start of a good fish fry with Crappies caught in June, 2015 

Musky picture taken by Tom Kostuch on Sept 24, 2012


If life gives you lemons, squeeze the juice into a squirt gun and shoot other people in the eyes

PHIL's Sports Report

I got Cleveland in 7---what do I know?

Apparently more than I thought. Disappointed that I did not get drafted in last nights NBA draft. Maybe next year!

Go Pack Go!


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

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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


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