Trey, I wish I had a good answer. Took me 2 years to catch my first striper. I usually only fish for striper in the spring, but I know people catch them in the ...more fall as well. I've had success with top water, swim baits and live minnows. If you don't have the time to put in, your best chance of success might be to book one of the local guide services. Good luck to you!