I caught the majority of my keepers this year on mackerel chunks. Hang them on 5/0-7/0 circle hooks, peel back a flap of the skin so it'll wave enticingly in the current, and toss them out on a slider rig. Stripers go for that.
"Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll piss away the kids' tuition fund on fancy equipment he doesn't need, stay out late at night, come home smelling like a dead mackerel, and start hanging around with some really questionable characters."
-- the Ex