My daughter (20) hadn't been out this year and since the forecast was 2' or less we decided to launch out of Rocky River around 5:30 pm. Wind was stiff out of the E-NE and there were easy 2-4. Took a wave over the bow of my 19.5' boat and got drenched. Turned back and pulled out.
We weren't the only one...one guy who came in with a Boston Whaler said he took 40-50 over the bow. But since I had all the stuff and knew we could get some shelter by the Edgewater Lighthouse, we trailered over to Edgewater.
Tried by the Cuyahoga mouth lighthouse along with four other boats. Nothing.
By then (7:45 or so) the winds had died down and we decided to look for better marks. I saw a flurry of sea gulls diving in about 39 ft just west of the Edgewater ramp. We set up about 8:10 pm and the bite was steady until we left around 9 pm. Ended up with about 20 nice sized perch (sorry, none over 12"). A couple sheephead but no white bass or white perch.
My daughter had a great time and caught the biggest perch (about 11.25").