SW michigan native here currently living in Appalachia. Came home for a few weeks, managed to get on semi-sketchy ice in kent county one day earlier this month (the pumpkinseed pic). Today I finally got on ice down here and managed to put together a pile of perch including a couple of jumbos. Biggest was 12.5. Highly reccomend deep creek lake in Western Maryland if any of you ever make it out this way.