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Has anyone used thier sleepers? I've got a group going up for the new years weekend. Looking for any information on the size of the shacks? Do they do four mans for all of the sleepers or do they have two man sleepers also? I heard the houses were nice, just hope the ice comes. Thanks guys..

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Yeah I have gone up there 2 years in a row and they have a lot of 4 man sleepers as well as 2 man too. They aren't bad at all and we always have a great time when we go there. This year I am not going up there, going up to Mille Lacs instead. Wanted to be able to fish through the night if I wanted too.

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I take four trips a year two Hard water and Two soft water. This year I convinced my wife to go on one in March (09) and man did we have a good time. It was just the two of us and we had a four man. Fishing was great (120) over three days and the service was about the best I have ever seen. They check on you twice a day and will get simple things like Batteries, beer, cameras etc. I would recommend Air freshener, Baby Wipes (best thing when no shower) and games (cards). Unlike other lakes at night you have nothing to do and their can be spans during the day with nothing biting. I did the sleepers because the track vans are always dropping and picking up people right during prime time bites so you miss some of that if you just do the day houses.

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Ok thanks for the help guys. I know it can get slow up there with no night bite but the day bite is the best in the state, that i have found anyway. It more than makes up for it. I've stayed at zipple twice and I wanted to head to a little more structure. Should be good. Thanks again!

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I dont know why you would get a sleeper at Rocky Point or any other LOW resort. The walleyes shut off at night, and the boys at Arnesens will get you out there the next day before it starts again.

Go in, get a shower and have a blast in the lodge. No need to get the sleeper house, IMO.

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Arnesones is really a great place never fished there in the winter but that might change this year. You can always catch the nasty Pout at night, but I do agree go in stay at a cabin get a shower drink and eat at the bar is the way to go

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Sleepers do have their advantages.

In resorts where they pick you up and drop you off you often times are picked up an hour before the sun sets. Costing you some quality fishing time. I tend to get up and fish early. Many of my buddies do not. I can still get up early and start fishing right away in a sleeper without dragging anyone else out of bed.

You can save about $100 per person for the weekend doing a sleeper.

There is something about staying out there all weekend that makes it more fun too. You have to have the right group of guys but I've always liked it.

I would check with Arnesens to see if they have roads out to their sleepers. I wouldn't go to a resort where they drop you off and leave you stranded out there (I'm guessing they don't). That way you can get to shore for a S.S.S. and a bar/restaurant. I have not used an Arnesen's sleeper but I have used them and stayed in their cabins with a day house. I prefer to stay closer to the river for more nightlife and supply options. You are out on an island there at Arnesens. IMO

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I'd go with the sleeper as well, as already said you'll save money. Might not catch a walleye at night, but I'd be fine with a few big eel pout. #1 rule of fishing, can't catch a fish if you don't have a line in the water...you never know when mr. walter will decide to storm through, could be at 5 AM.

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I've had a blast in arnesens sleepers. I enjoy staying on the lake - I also enjoy not heading in and out every day - roll out of bed and put a line in!

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Dirtking, do you know if they have 5 or 6 man sleepers? Also, how nice are the houses? Do you have any pictures of the insides? We are thing of going there this year.

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I never saw a 6-man house - 4 man seemed pretty standard. They are nice houses - little drafty, cold on the floor and hot up above. They aren’t beautiful wheelhouses - but we were always comfortable.

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