PHIL'S WEATHER REPORT
The weather has shined on us the past few days....finally. Tubing, mini-golf, art projects with LOLA are all going strong. Temps around 70-75 are in the forecast. Mark and Scott have been finding some walleyes, bluegills, and perch. The Illinois Bassmasters are catching latch of smallies up to 22 inches and largemouths up to 23 inches on area lakes. Water temps are still in the upper 60's in the main lake and weeds are down. The water in the shallows is ideal for swimming, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding.
A lucky ANGLER caught a 52 inch musky in the Musky tourney Sat---WOW!!!!
Rain Rain Go Away...come back another season---like as snow in the winter!!!
Fishing is very good. Bluegills, perch, walleyes, bass etc.... Dave and Kip are cleaning fish for the guests almost non stop when they are not cutting grass or bailing boats.
I guess summer is officially underway even though it is 50 degrees with clouds and mist. The good news is the forecast is better abd the FISH HAVE BEEN BITING! Dale Behnke and family caught 8 species of fish this weekend from small perch to walleyes and a 43 inch musky. Water levels are high and water temps in the mid to upper 50s so plenty of good fishing to be found in the next few weeks. High 60s to low 70's for the next week so make plans to join us today!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
The weather has improved greatly and the fishing has been excellent. John Brust had success with northerns, crappies, and even a couple of walleyes. Paul and Mark left today and they said it was the best fishing they have had on LVD in years. Nice pike and lots of bass. The Brinkman group from Appleton said it was they best year for catching fish ever and I think they have been coming for over 20 years. The South side Musky Hawks are here and all are catching fish....even some muskies. Water level is high and the temp is approaching 60 degrees again. The BUGS are starting to come out so prepare accordingly.
50 degrees 1 minute and 70 the next. Not sure what is going on. Yesterday marks the 1st time in my memory that all cabins staying at Sunrise caught at least 1 legal walleye on the same day. Crappies and nice perch are hitting in abundance as well as largemouth bass and northerns. If you can't catch fish now you better get some dynamite.
What a beautiful weekend here at Sunrise, weather was great and a great turn out for Mothers Day! Fishing was good and the crappies are in the bull rushes making the fishing experience fun--because they are biting! Looking like rain moving in for today but a great forecast coming up in the mid to high 70's!
A beautiful Day at Sunrise. Kellen and buddy hammered the fish today...warm and calm is key I guess. The Rundgren guys caught and released over 200 crappies, northerns and bass the past couple of days. Action is the name of the game--even on the cold windy days.
A beautiful sunny day in the Northwoods. Another opener in the books. Sunny skies and windy. Cool temps near 50 did not make it great for catching but it sure did look pretty. The forecast for the next 10 days looks great so come on up as we do have opening for most May dates. The Sunrise dining room is open and serving 3 meals daily.
The ice is off the lake--Monday, April 10th---faster than anyone predicted. The main dock is all in the water and the north dock is 70% in when this cold rainy spell hit so we will resume tomorrow and be done by the weekend. The forecast is for plenty of sunshine and temps from the 50's to the 60's for the weekend. I have never seen a waterfowl display like last weekend while working on the docks. We witnessed swans, eagles, osprey, herons, many types of geese and ducks, loons, grouse, robins, and of course those darn seagulls. The Sunrise Dining room opens for 3 meals daily Friday, May 6 and serving breakfast every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until then. I was over at Hillside Thursday and Saturday witnessing the LVD hatching operation and it was quite an impressive operation. 16 large jugs of fertilized eggs were collected in 4 days and are now being continuously monitored until they hatch, grow, and be released into the lake. It is hard to believe there are that many large walleyes in Lac Vieux Desert. A huge shout out to all of the LVD volunteers that are working hard to improve the walleye fishery.
LVD Benefit Breakfast opening Day from 7-11am--100% of the proceeds go to improving the Lac Vieux Desert fishery.
What day will the ice leave Lac Vieux Desert???? I have April 15--Mark says April 17. Email your guess to email@example.com for your chance to win! Supposed to be close to 70 Sunday!
2nd straight gloomy day...but in the 40's so ice and snow is melting. Getting anxious to get docks in but it is going to be a couple of weeks yet. The lake is open about 20 feet out and more down by the dam where I can hear geese and ducks playing in the water. Nicer, warmer, and sunny weather predicted for the weekend.
Monday, March 27
Still ice on the lake and snow in the woods. Temps are supposed to rise to mid 40's to low 50's the next couple of days. Bluegills are biting and there is 18 inches of solid ice on the lake. A few trucks out there but more 4 wheelers and snowmobiles. Docks will remain on the shore for a few more weeks.
MAPLE SYRUP FEST SATURDAY!!!!!!!!! Join us for a hugely popular local festival featuring maple syrup, honey, and yummy food.!
Friday, March 3
6 degrees below 0 with sunny skies this morning. Going to get a last good winter of riding in. Game fishing season is open on WI waters thru the weekend and MI thru March 15. Panfishing is open year round.
Did 217 miles riding from Sunrise to the Mosquito Inn in Toivela and back yesterday. Snow on the Land O and Conover trails but choppy. As soon as you hit trail 3 going up into Watersmeet the groomer has been active and the rest of the trip (except around some swampy areas in Alston) were smooth and white. Tons of snow as you continue North. Thursday, March 2
Out riding today with Dug. Trails are pretty decent but this may be the last weekend so come see us while you can.
We are the only area in the state of Wisconsin that still has winter, good snow and open trails.
Tuesday, Feb 28.
Rode 80 miles with Leo and Manny today. Wisconsin trails are thin but when u get closer to Watersmeet trails were snow covered and white.
All lakes were solid, smooth, and slush free.
Sunday, Feb. 26
Winter is back. Joe and I enjoyed snowmobiling with the Florida Boyz Friday and we were back out busting some powder and enjoying temps in the 20's and 8 inches of fresh snow. Fishermen have a few more days left in the game fishing season. Pan Fish only after March 1. Kate was home and Davey and her did some cross country skiing so if you want winter fun....Sunrise Lodge is the place to be. Serving Yummy Breakfasts every Friday, Saturdy, and Sunday!
Another Day...another record high. Yesterday was 55 degrees and sunny. I guess that comes to an end later today. Colder temps and snow (maybe 8-12 inches) moving in Thursday thru Saturday. Winter is not over yet.
Weather approaching 60 with bright blue skies....is it really mid Feb? Sunburned fishermen were all over the place. Not good for snowmobiling or skiing but they say winter weather is returning Thursday or Friday. I really hope so as the trails need a couple of cold nights and 6-8 inches of snow.
It is currently 12 degrees with snow coming down. Thursday a high of 30 and low of 10 and then 40's predicted for 4 straight days. Bad news for snowmobile trails but GREAT NEWS for people that want to get out to the Radar and Bikini Run or Blizzard Blast on Saturday. Ice Fishermen will be loving it and sun screen may be needed.
The weather and the snow are perfect for some fun in the snow. Snowmobile trails are in great shape....you can travel in any direction. The ice fishermen are still able to maneuver around the lake but it there is quite a bit of snow.
Cross Country ski trails are in great shape. Downhill skiing, snow shoeing, radar runs, pond hockey, fishing tournaments, etc.......
Sled Dog Race Weekend in Land O Lakes. Currently -5 Degrees but is supposed to get up in the 20's with a couple of inches of snow. PERFECT! Tuesday has a few more inches of snow in the forecast with temps in the 20's. The ten day forecast is EXCELLENT as well.
We got some snow yesterday and we have some snow flurries as I type. We have some winter weather like temps on the way, nothing warmer than 20s above and we got lows in single digits and a couple nights below 0. Looking like a great weekend to enjoy some great snowmobile riding and hopefully another good weekend of ice fishing!
PHILS' FISHING, HUNTING, SNOWMOBILING, and SKIING REPORT
Water temp is about 53 degrees and the weeds have not started to come up very much. The water level is pretty high. Andy and Taylor Miles caught some crappies off the dock and had a nice fish that got away--of course. The opening weekend fishermen had sunny skies and a 10-20 miles North wind to deal with. Heard reports of some northerns as well as a few walleyes. Quite a few panfish were caught as well.
Open water fishing season opens Sat May 6th for walleye and northerns, May 15 for Musky. Panfish never closes. Ice fishing is done for the year--just waiting til we can get the docks in. Looks like the walleye bag limit will be 3 this year with a minimum size of 18 inches.
The ice fishing was great. You can drive a truck, snowmobile, or 4 wheeler any where on the ice. Snowmobile trails are shot til old man winter comes back. There are still people riding, but....I would not.
The fish have been biting. Northerns and crappies around the islands, gills galore in Rice Bay, The flags were flying on the west shore yesterday with mostly pike. Snowmobile trails are in VERY GOOD Condition. We have had quite a few cross country skiers and snowshoers enjoying the snow and the beautiful winter scenery. Looks like a few more weeks of top notch winter fun!
Been out riding and all trails are excellent. Life is good. Heavy traffic this weekend but the groomers are out in force. The ice fishermen have been doing well on Northern, crappies, bluegills, and even some nice walleyes. Ski Hills and trails are excellent as well. Winter Fun everywhere.
Phil was out riding the trails all along Phelps, Eagle River, Alvin and Nelma and said they are great riding, this should make all the snowmobilers happy as well. Lake is in good shape no slush reported recently. Trails are good shape come up and enjoy a nice ride this weekend :)
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL & WINTER HAVE LOTS OF HAPPY FISHERMEN AT SUNRISE!
PHIL'S WORDS OF WISDOM ???
Life is good---remember the alternative!
PHIL's Sports Report
Cubs and Brewers are battling for 1st place.....don't think the Brew Crew will be around for too long but it is enjoyable while it lasts.
How about DaBears and the draft!!! I think it was a head scratcher, but we will have to wait and see.
The Pack looked to have a solid offseason so looking forward to crushing the Bears for yet another season.
The Miller Lite will be tasty and Augie looks good in Packer Green.
Augie - Here is that picture of you wearing a Packer shirt....again and again!
It isn't easy being green.