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Brother, The striper is not aBrother, The striper is not a dumb fish by any means. Use a 3-way swivel with a long bait drop. Flourocarbon line is great, they can't see it, up to 17 lb. or so. Make your sinker drop about 2 feet and the hook 4-5. Live shad are best. Hook them in the bone behind the eye, they'll live form a good while. They need to be swimming and be presented naturally.

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