Actually a Marblehead East Harbor base. Out for my annual erie walleye trip. Been a very tough spring wwith numerous regulars commenting they had not gotten blown off lake in 2-4 years.
Tremendous numbers of sub legal 15" eyes, not sure of any color pattern but gold, purple and orange mentioned a lot. Pulling meat thru the water most productive. Tremendous blow churned up lake last Sat Sunday, finally laid back M afternoon with many folks doing well the last third of the day Monday. On Tuesday many folks got limits. Fish not that deep yet, most taken in top half of water column. Several in our resort got a few incidental perch even on a downrigger, even some 10# channel cats mid water column swiming up from bottom to nail harnesses! Bigger 28" eyes from 2003 or so hatch. If the tremendous # sub legal eyes are any indication gonna carry fishery for a while. One bait shop (HiWay Bait) said perch numbers coming up but most target them later in summer.
For those of us used to only a day or three possession limits, the Ohio daily limit 6 eyes (> 15") for as many days as you care to fish (reezers full) seems a bit over the top BUT, it is based on a tremendously productive walleye fishery, maybe the most productive on earth.
This is big water so be careful and enjoy this unique Great Lake fishery