Date: 7/12/2018. Fishing time: 2:30pm to 6:00pm. Slight breeze from SW and .5 ft waves at most. Surface temp 71 F.
Ran our boat South from the South Haven pier to drift in about 30 to 35 ft of water in front of the 1st big dune. Nothing. Not even a Goby.
Headed back North towards the pier and decided to try it again about halfway back. 29 ft of water. Caught 11 perch between 9" and 12" and returned 4 smaller ones to the water. Probably caught an equal number of Gobys. Perch generally bit on the top hook and the Gobys bit on the bottom hook. The only surprise came when I baited my bottom hook with a Goby tail instead of a minnow, and the 12" Perch hooked himself on it.