Soft plastic lures have been around a long time and have proven their worth many times over. Here's a couple eels, color chartreuse or purple over white. Natural looking, soft and enticing to stripers. They can be rigged in a variety of ways. First and easiest is just with a plain hook at the head or with a trailer hook attached. The next is with a leadhead jig, also with just the head or with a trailer added. The last is with the classic old time keeled spoon called a "squid". You can find those in another listing here.