Soft plastic lures have been around a long time and have proven their worth many times over. Here's a large eel, color red. Natural looking, soft and enticing to stripers. There are a variety of ways to rig these. First is with just a plain hook thru the head or with a trailer added. Next is with a leadhead jig, again with or without a trailer. The last is with the classic "rigged eel squid". You can find those in another listing on this site.
This is a trolling size lure. Striper Candy for sure!