Thanks for the quick replies and the warm welcomes!
The fees are understandable, they just came as a surprise to me. I also noticed that most bait stores in the area aren't stocked with minnows as I am accustomed to in MN. I bought wax worms the other day at discount fishing and hoped for some pan fish at Chatty but like I said, no luck. For those that do ice-fish here, what type of bait is your go-to? Ive seen wax worms, nightcrawler, and artificial but couldn't decide which to go with.