If the waves are bad enough that you're not comfortable operating your boat in them, just fish another day. Other than that I would trim the motor up and drop the jack plate to keep your nose up and let the boat's V cut through the waves like was already said. Get the boat on plane and then increase your speed until you find the best speed for those conditions. I took my 21' Robalo out in 20 mph winds just to learn how it rides. I was getting soaked when I went slow. When I planed out I realized that I could run full speed and be bone dry.
10 lake records, 3 all tackle, and I only added this because Rick did and I have more.