Yes, the government pier is still a great place to fish perch, all the way out on the end by the lighthouse. Lake shiners are not avalable this time of year, guys are using the large fathead minnows, soft shell crabs,baby and medium roaches, and jigging kastmasters off the bottom. It sounds like the early morning guys are doing a little better, but you can fish it anytime you want.
Give me a call if you need anything else, like 10inchgill said, my banner is on the left!
Lori & Augie