The spring crappie fishing has started to turn on the past two weeks. Several resort guests reported catching some nice crappie. Water temps have come up some since opener but still remain under 60 degrees . The week of May 21…one group ( Jim Bolman,from Illinois ) had another great annual trip. . This group comes every year and always seem to dial in on the fish…they caught and released a ton of bass, some nice slot sized walleye and limits of crappie. Labor day weekend we had a lot of returning guests some of which have been fishing the lake for decades. One group was led by Joe Axe from the twin cities..they caught some beautiful crappie and some nice walleye including a 26 incher. Joe and his brothers have been coming to Vermilion Dam Lodge since the 70s. Over the last few days crappie have slowed down some and the walleyes are starting to show up on summer locations.. Musky and Northern have remained active in the shallow water and hitting spinner baits. (Five muskies caught over the last week)..all of which were caught in shallow weed beds.