Re: 1st season fishing striper
It would all depend on about 4 dozen factors. None of which you supply. But I can over simplify it.
Try casting uptide of the activity, to get your bait below the blues when it swings into the strike zone.
A vague answer, sorry, but a vague question.
One more thing. Try throwing heads. The blues generally hit the back of the bait they are eating. Cows are sometimes full of heads when feeding below blues.