Ian with a 27.5" walleye on an early morning rattle wheel
Last year was our group's first year staying at Agate Bay Resort on Mille Lacs Lake. I called Dean in early October and reserved one of the Premiere Ice Cabins for mid-January. The weather made fishing tough as we had a major front push through the first night we were there. High temps below 0 and sustained winds of 30 mph does not make for good fishing. Dean and his team worked hard to put us on fish, ultimately having us change cabins after a slow first night. Most fish came during the "typical" bite windows around sunset and sunrise. For those of you who don't know, the best part of a sleeper shack is fishing while you sleep with the use of rattle wheels. The cabins are outfitted with one wheel per hole which are set up before you arrive. (I can almost hear the bells jingling as I write this.)
The resort's website does not do justice for the level of comfort these shacks provide. I have been in many sleeper shack rentals and nothing comes close to these. The Premiere Ice Cabins come with satellite TV, a built-in cook top, a huge bay window for watching tip-ups, and a heated porta-potty just feet from the door. Bring your own gear or you can rent gear from the resort for a small fee.
If you are interested in fishing a trophy walleye lake through the ice I would strongly suggest giving Agate Bay Resort a call.