Terrific fun on these light rods too! They'll give some of our sea species a serious run for their money in terms of power, and often they'll have engulfed your lure and run a meter with it before you've even had time to react.
We chucked a wide variety of lures at these fish, including poppers, micro plugs and power Isome but what turned out best was size 10 Shirisu Heads and SP's. We were fortunate enough to have sunshine on this particular day so bright lures were clearly the way to go. We were using florescent pink stick tails and bright yellow trout shad's.
The only thing we didn't catch on was plugs, this was probably due to the size of the perch in comparison to a 2 inch plug though as none of the fish were of decent size.