I fished Montrose horseshoe Monday from 6AM to 10:30AM. I used minnows and caught one drum and a bunch of gobies, but no perch. When I got there at 6 most of the fisherman were leaving. A few aught some perch. One guy got 6 and another 3. On the plus side, I drove from Downers Grove to the lake in 35 minutes which is a miracle. I tried by the jetty and by the mouth of the harbor, but no luck.
The shoe is high enough so that you do not get wet. The water was pretty calm. The wind just started blowing from the west on Monday, so maybe it will pick up. I am going to try it again on Thursday. When I left the shoe, there was only 1 guy fishing on the whole pier.