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Wed, Dec 17

Winter is back in time for the Holidays!!!! Snow and ice and everything nice. Come on up for some winter snow fun!

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Well it looks like the warm up, rain, fog, and generally crappy winter weather is behind us. It is currently 23 degrees with a couple of inches of fresh white stuff on the ground and it is still falling from the sky. Good temps and chances of snow in the forecast thru Christmas. YEAH!

Tuesday Dec. 9

A little warm up is in our future....30's for highs. Ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing conditions are excellent. The Sunrise ice rink is ready for you. Come enjoy some pre Christmas winter fun!

Thursday, Dec. 4

Another cold morning--currently 18 degrees but some warmer temps are on the way so we can get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Skiing and icefishing are in full swing and snowmobile trails open Dec. 12 but they are already open in MI and Watersmeet has been out grooming.

Friday, Nov. 14

Merry Thanksgiving? It is snowing.....either again or still. Well over 20 inches on the ground and the lake is frozen over. I have not ventured out there yet but it will not be long. The 10 day forecast is for COLD and SNOW. We have more miles on our sleds already than we have at Christmas most years. 

 Monday, Nov. 10

Merry Christmas. It is snowing hard this morning and is not going to stop for 2 days. 12-17 inches in the forecast. COLD weather is supposed to follow so I think we will have ice fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling (illegally) by this weekend. If you like are in luck. Congrats to Davey for making All conference soccer in his sophomore season.

Monday, Nov. 3

The rest of the dock is coming out today and we are preparing for the winter season. Cool temps with chances of snow in the forecast. In other words--perfect for late season muskies.

Thur Oct. 30

Happy Halloween. A snow advisory goes into effect for tonite thru Friday morning with a few inches of snow and strong winds! Sounds alot more like a trick than a treat! The weather next week is looking pretty good for some late season musky/ grouse/bow hunting. We still have 180 feet of the south dock in the water so you'll have plenty of dock space.

Monday, Oct. 20

Some walleyes and some muskies reported by Matt Mcintee.  People are all seeing grouse but shooting them is another story. Another cool misty day.....the sun is supposed to come out tomorrow--isn't that a song....... Not much time left to take advantage of Phil's end of the season special so call today!

Wed Oct 15

The weather is upper 50's and sunny this afternoon with even better the next few days.
Things have quieted down around the Northwoods and Sunrise for the last 10 days of the season.
The next few weeks are my favorite time of the year!
 Come on up and enjoy the fall beauty, peace and quiet, fishing, hunting, etc.
Call today for the

"Phil's end of the season Special"
$69 per adult per night and includes dinner and breakfast.
Good through October 25, 2014
Kids 1 - 16 at half price.

Monday, Oct. 6

A brilliant blue sky replaces the dark skies and cool temps we saw this weekend.
Another cranberry fest in the books. Pumpkin fest this weekend.
It is definitely Musky time. We held a musky tourney this weekend and 18 legal fish were caught.
A 46.75 inch tiger won first place.
The forecast looks good so we hope to see you soon. The dining room is serving 3 meals daily thru Oct. 25

Thursday, Sept. 25

The fall colors are the best in years.
The 70 degree days with abundant sunshine sure make them awesome.
The next week should be the best combo of colors/weather this fall. Bring your camera!

Monday, Sept. 22

The colors are spectacular.
Red, orange and yellow mixed with green and gold.
The weather forecast is great as well so drop what you are doing and join us for a few days....always room for 1 more.


Dec 16

Ice fishing has been good. Action from northerns, some nice walleyes, and panfish as well. The snowmobile trails are open but took a HUGE beating the last couple of days. Things are looking much better today and if Mother Nature cooperates we will have good trails for the Holidays! Downhill and cross country ski trails are in prime shape.

Dec. 9

A couple more days and all our riding will be legal----that's no fun!

Dec. 4

8 inches of good ice on the lakes. Have seen 4 wheelers and sleds on the ice but no trucks yet. Some reports of northerns being caught but not too many fishermen yet. The deer season is is finally winding down so we can open the snowmobile trails officially Dec. 12. The Frosty club trails have been inspected and we are panning and setting a solid base. Michigan is open and beong groomed. Still early season conditions but.....ride on. Cross Country and downhill ski trails are open amd in excellent shape.

The Frosty Snowmobile Club will be conducting a snowmobile safety class December 30 from 8AM to 4PM. Call 715 547 8307 to register.

Friday Nov. 14

Rode the Frosty Club snowmobile trail system yesterday and finished brushing and signing. There is so much snow out there we kept getting buried. Too bad the trails are not officially open because there is more snow right now than most years at New Years. Lac Vieux Desert is frozen over and I imagine we will see our first ice fishermen this weekend. Hopefully we get no more snow so we can freeze some good ice.

  Monday, Nov. 10

Davey took his 1st snowmobile ride yesterday and we should have over a foot on the ground by the time the day is over. Highs in the 20's and teens and single digit lows all week so the lake should be ready for ice fishing very soon. I think musky season may be done. Lac Vieux Desert was froze past the weeds yesterday and that was before the cold snap. My grouse count is up to 5---a miracle for me. The snow should be good for tracking the movements of the deer for the archery and gun seasons. Some of the local ski hills opened last weekend. This global warming is something.

Monday, Nov. 3

I actually am a successful grouse hunter X 2. One of local trappers got a surprise when a bobcat was in his muskrat trap. He said that was a VERY tough release and the cat was not happy. John Brust was unsuccessful chasing muskies this weekend but he did get to see lots of Halloween snow! Others musky hunters had some success on suckers.

Thursday, Oct. 30

Musky action has been almost all suckers. It has been hit and miss. Arnie Hoving caught a nice 47.25 incher and mike Yahr caught a fat 45 inch tiger. Water temp is 45 degrees and the water level is still high.  We spent some time in the woods small game hunting this weekend and kicked up a few grouse, woodcock and rabbits....but they are all safe except for a couple of red squirrels. I have all the snowmobiles fired up and ready to go--snow is in the forecast for this afternoon and tonite!

Wed. Oct. 15

The youth deer hunt last weekend was a huge success.
Small game, archery, waterfowl, and wolf hunts are underway.
The musky fishing has been excellent.
Matt McIntee and friends boated a 30 pounder and had action from 6 other fish today.
Life is good with so much to do and so little time.

Monday, Oct. 6

Fishing for muskies is fantastic. The water temp is in the low 50's and the sucker bite is really on.
The Pandl group caught a bunch of pike and several had big gashes on their backs where the muskies tried to make them dinner. Duck, grouse and deer (bow) hunting is in full swing.

Thursday, Sept 25

Thomas Kolling caught a 25.5 inch walleye last night and Bob Rosinsky landed a fat 18 incher off the dock without a net.
Come on up and enjoy fishing in the colorama wonderland!

Monday, Sept 22

The walleye bite is still strong--once you locate them. Mostly on jig and minnow. 
The upcoming warm up will continue the crappie action in the shallows. Mini mites and crawlers have been working.
The guys in Exec. 2 were cleaning 40 or more nice perch Sunday. Congrats to Ken Mathwig who shot his first bear.
Joe and I have been seeing deer while bow hunting ( a few bucks) but have got no shots off yet.
Duck season is just around the corner so there is plenty to do in the great outdoors.

Monday Sept. 15

The Zunker group caught some muskies up to 43 inches, 24 inch walleye, and northerns up to 29.5 inches.
Behind the islands was the hot spot.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Roger and Jerry hammered the crappies the past couple of days on minnows. Musky action is picking up. Some nice perch are also being caught. Walleye and Northern action has been slow on LVD. Jay did catch quite a few on Twin last night.

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


                                                           The 2014 fishing season.

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, 2014



Musky picture taken by Tom Kostuch on Sept 24, 2012


How can there be self-help "groups"?


10-4  The Pack is looking????? Glad I am not a Bears fan.

All you betting Bear Fans can start your Miller Lite deliveries any time now.

Go Pack Go!

Jay Cutler for MVP!


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 !

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