I’ve had my ups and downs with every shop I've been to up there. Kurts is often open late and has a great tackle selection, but I’ve had my minnows counted there too. Same with rollie and helens, and more recently dewey catchem. Nice shops but you should be able to get me a dozen shiners without touching them all with your hands. Sometimes they really seem to want your business and sometimes they don’t. Everyone has bad days i guess, but the negative experiences are the ones you remember and tell people about. I buy most of my bait in mercer, at flambeau flowage sports and turtle river trading company. both shops have smaller tackle selections and tighter hours, but they know how to sell minnows the right way. The mercer shops have better jig selections and info for the tff as well.