PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
Saturday, April 12
A great week of melting. Perfect weather for Karen Zima and her scrap bookers! It looks like spring is finally coming around and we may be in good shape for the opener May 3. Serving 3 meals daily beginning May 2, 2014--looking forward to our 46th season at Sunrise Lodge.
Tuesday, April 8
Looking more like spring with highs in the 40's and 50's for the next week. The snow is finally melting.
Tuesday, March 25
Another winter day in the Northwoods. Was -22 degrees yesterday morning and then more snow last night. This is supposed to be the LAST cold day for a while (we all hope) but more snow for today and tomorrow. Snowmobiling, skiing, and ice fishing is all great.
Friday, March 14
Another spring like day with temps in the 30's and overcast skies. Colder for the rest of the weekend and then a little warmer again. Joe and Karen are skiing today and we have guests enjoying the snowmobile trails as well as out there catching some panfish. The milder temps make for a more enjoyable time outdoors.
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.
PHILS' FISHING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING REPORT
Sunday, April 13
I believe the lake will be open by opening day, May 3 however, ice fishing is still going on and trucks are driving out there so still a little time to catch one through the ice.
Tuesday, April 8
Spring ice fishing is finally here. 4 weeks til the walleye/northern opener.
Snowmobile trails are now closed after a really great, snowy and long season
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.
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 ???
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
PHIL'S PACKER REPORT
Peppers a Packer and Allen a Bear>>---the Vikes cupboard still looks bare.
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 !