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December 12

We have SNOW friends, trucks on the lake not ours but nonetheless vehicles on the lake. We have seen ice fishermen out there. Our dear friend, Pop, has caught some northern out here. The snowmobile trails have passed inspection, they are getting prepared to mark the lake this weekend. We have our annual Snowmobile benefit breakfast to help raise money for the trails this upcoming Saturday and Sunday (December 16 and 17) hope to see you all here for it at least one of the mornings if not both. GO FROSTY CLUB!! Again, look forward to having you all with us this upcoming weekend to support the local snowmobile trails. Be safe out there everyone and we can all start to enjoy the wonderful winter sports Northern Wisconsin has to offer to us all!

December 4

The weather is changing----COLD and some Snow in the forecast. 

December 3

Another warm day. The winter weather is supposed to return Tuesday with highs only close to 20 for the next week. We had some ice fishermen staying at the resort this weekend and saw several other groups out there. Ice Fishing time is here---snowmobiling and skiing not so much.

December 1st

The ice is on the lake but there is little to no snow on the ground.
Cold and snow starting next week according to the weather man.
Can't come soon enough for me. 

November 16

I walked out to the weeds today and did not get wet so it will not be long until ice fishing is underway.
The forecast is winter like for the next 10 days. 

November 8

Cold, brisk morning this morning from Sunrise Lodge. We have ICE forming on the lake yes friends winter is approaching and fast! Next 5 days the forecast the high's average to high 20's to low 30's and the lows average high teens to the low 20's. Ground is beginning to freeze now we just need a ground covering of snow. Pray to the snow gods to bring us some good snow and snow that will stay! Be sure to come up to enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving dinner with us! We hope to have you with us soon at Sunrise Lodge!!


October 26

Nice cool morning and a beautiful sunrise overlooking Lac Vieux Desert this morning from Sunrise Lodge.
Looks like winter weather is approaching us.
We have SNOW in the forecast for the next 5 days. Calling for some colder weather, mid to high 30's.
Perfect for the snow to start flying.
Sunrise Lodge is finished serving 3 meals a day for the year, but no need to fear, we still serve our wonderful Breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.
We will also serve breakfast other days during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays! 
We hope to have you join us soon!

October 16

Spectacular weather in the forecast thru the weekend---Highs approaching 70 and sunny skies. The fall colors are still beautiful, the fish are biting and Sunrise Lodge is serving 3 meals daily until Sunday so 1 last weekend to come up and visit Sunrise in all its splendor. We hope to see you soon.
Sunrise will be serving Breakfast every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday plus other days during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays!
Make plans to visit us during the Thanksgiving week and enjoy the quaint shops, planned activities, and of course a FABULOUS THANKSGIVING FEAST!

October 3

Colors are pretty awesome is great, fishing is spectacular,  time to escape to the Northwoods for a few days of Rest and Relaxation before the snow flies.

September 30

A beautiful 3 day weather forecast with highs in the 60's and plentiful sunshine! It was 28 degrees this morning so awesome fall weather. 
Highway K from Phelps to Sayner has pretty color--some roads are still green so this next couple of weeks should provide plenty of opportunities for color viewing.
We still have room for you at Sunrise so jump in your car and visit us.

September 26

The summer weather has come to an end---the longest warm stretch of the season was in mid to late September.
Highs in the 60's for the next 10 days so much more seasonable. Time to get in the woods or on the lakes and enjoy fall beauty.

September 17

Awesome September weather continues as highs in the 70's thru the weekend. Fishing is still good and the weeds are going down.
Bear, Deer(bow), and  Grouse seasons are all underway.
Local communities are having Colorama celebrations the next few weeks so make plans today to
join us for a Fall Getaway!
Some trees are bright red and
leaves are falling while some are still green and have not started to change.

September 12

Fabulous weather is here with highs close to 80 degrees  and sunny skies. The colors are really changing.
Bow season,and grouse season opens Saturday. Fishing is still excellent. So many reasons to visit Sunrise Lodge in the fall.

September 6

The Labor Day Weekend was nice but the past couple of days have been low 50's and misty---feels like lake effect snow is almost upon us! The good news is the forecast is for much improved weather starting tomorrow. Walleyes have been biting, crappies, bluegills, and some 45-50 inch muskies were caught and released over the weekend. The largemouth bass have been snapping on top water baits and spinner baits. Some of the trees are turning color already--especially in the wetter areas. Time to Think Fall Fun!


October 26

All the boats are coming out of the water today. The weather forecast for the next 5 days is not good and it sure doesn't pay to keep the boats in the water when the snow starts to fly.

October 16

The north dock will be coming out this week---may as well take advantage of the beautiful weather. The south dock will remain in until ice starts to form. We still have rental boats and pontoons in the water. Musky time is here and should continue to improve with the water temps dropping. Water levels are high. Nice perch and solid pike are biting as well. Have not heard of much grouse success--I think the wet spring may have hurt the numbers. Tried brushing snowmobile trails Sunday but many are under water and extremely muddy.

 October 3

Muskies, Northerns, and Bass....oh my! Fishing is good--no sucker bite for the musky yet as the water temp is about 60 degrees.

September 30

I finally purchased my small game license so watch out grouse this afternoon. I heard some shooting over the lake the past few mornings so the ducks must be starting to fly. The water temp is in the low 60's. Not much luck on suckers the past few days but nice sized northerns, perch, and crappies have been cooperative. Lake level is still high. The next few weeks should be good fishing for all species.

September 26

The muskies were on a tear last week as I know of 8 over 45 inches all caught and released. Crappies and bass are still active. Some very nice baskets of perch brought in and Ed had good luck on nice Northerns---so Fall Fishing is good. Water levels are fantastic and the water temps are in the upper 60's---10 degrees warmer that 2 weeks ago. Time to think about brushing the snowmobile trails while carrying a shotgun in 1 hand and a chainsaw in the other.

September 17

Nice perch, nice northerns, and lots of bass have been the headliners this week. Some musky action but nothing consistent yet. I did watch the DNR plant 450 muskies in the lake last week. Have not had a chance to chase the grouse yet but will get out there soon. Bow Season for deer as well as Bear Season is underway. Have been seeing a lot of ATVers and UTVers out enjoying the trails and fall colors. Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year.

September 12

Bow season for deer as well as small game hunting season starts Saturday. A young lady got a nice Wisconsin Bear Thursday and a 375 pound bear was shot by our MI hunters Sunday. Crappies, bluegills, nice perch, bass, and walleyes are still biting well. Musky action has been kind of slow but the ones they have been getting have been 45 trophy fish. Water temp is still in the upper 50's but should be warming with the beautiful weather forecast. We had our first Frosty Snowmobile Club meeting last night so the winter season is not too far away. Join the club early so I can get your membership number and you can buy $10 trail passes instead of $40 per trail pass.










If you lend someone $20, and you never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

PHIL's Sports Report

Congrats to the least they let the Brewers hang around long enough to make an interesting season.

Another ass kickin by the Pack over the Bears.....Mitch Trubiskey is the new Bears savior??

 The Badgers and Land O Lakes native Austin Ramesh looks excellent. Go Badgers, Brewers, and PACK!

The Miller Lite will be tasty and Augie looks good in Packer Green.


Augie- Here is that picture of you wearing a Packer shirt--may be a permanent switch!

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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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