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Hey guys. New to MN this year. Never fished the pond through the ice. I see several posts about the south and east and was wondering what the fishing is like out of Garrison. We have a house out of Twin Pines In early January and I was wondering what to expect. It seems like nobody really catches anything out of the sleepers, is that true?

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Not true at all!!! I have a house out of Garrison Sports and we catch fish in the sleeper. Generally, resorts move their rentals to be on fish. You will have better luck if you bring a portable and try to get to some of the farther flats, using the sleeper as a base, but you should still catch fish in a sleeper. I don't run and gun as much when my perm is out. I figure I pay to have it on the ice, so might as well use it. Easier to drink beer too!!!

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Be careful if you head out to the mud. King Dawg mentioned that south of Boot Flat there is a pretty big ice crack.

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Yea. There are some bad cracks out there this year. I would agree to use the perm as a base camp and run and gun to the mud flats.

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