Between Ashtabula and Conneaut, we couldn't get the lures past the junk fish in 71-72 FOW, so at noon we went shallower to look for perch. Was fishing with Dave Caloran/Reelin Eyes Charters who after about a half hour of searching, found a small school in 54 FOW. Anchored, caught 3 then it went dead for a half hour, so we moved less than 100 yards to re-position over them.
Waves grew to 5 ft after 2pm and we began taking spray over the stern as we pulled our 90 fish limit by 4:30. We kept all takers, but they were mostly decent anyway, weighing 38 lbs at the Snug Harbor bait store scaler. Only 2 white perch. No drum.
Bite was on/off but they only wanted whole emerald shiners, which were plentiful, but mostly huge ones from the Conneaut bait store along the water's edge in the marina parking lot.
Biggest waves I ever fished for perch in-thanks to another fine weekend of marine forecasting by NOAA........