Not knowing the place at all. Heres how I would approach it. First ask questions to the tackle shop guys. What their feeding on and the right depth that they are holding. Try and get a map of the lake (jigman said fishing hotspots has one) www.fishinghotspots.com
and look for holes or drop offs near the shoreline. Fish early morning and early evening with cut bait or live shiners (or live suckers, herring or shad) near the shoreline.
Rig your reel with 20 pound test. Medium to heavy action rod. 3 foot 50 # mono or flourocarbon leader with a 3/0 to 6/0 hook tied to and an 80 or 100 # barrell swivel. preferably pre packaged and snelled. On the standing line Use a Plastic sinker slide (aka fishfinder) with an appropriate sinker clipped or tied on, Dead stick that pole in the rocks or the sand. Use another set up for plugging if you can. and top water it at those times.
Now daytime is different. The shoreline wont be very productive unless its an overcast day. If you can get a boat this is the time to get below the thermocline looking for a school.
Most striper fishermen dont even go out until the evening. The nighttime is the time to chunk bait on the bottom and to use the swim baits and deep divers.
All areas are different and the predictable thing about these fish is that they are unpredictable.
Getting skunked wouldnt stop me from trying. :roll:
I hope the jigman will give some better advice for you.
Good luck and tight lines and OH welcome to the board. :D