Soft jerkbaits and hard jerkbaits will work well for striped bass.  When they are up higher in the water column or in the shallows, most of the hard jerkbaits will work well with your typical jerkbait retrieve.  When you need to go deeper, use a heavy jighead and combine that with your favorite soft plastic jerkbait.  A jerk and pause retrieve is all it takes to get bites.  Most of your bites are going to come on the pause.

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