I went to Mattamuskeet (eastern NC) this past W/E, after Largemouth. Me and college buddy 25 years before used to spend weekends there, and each catch 4-5, from 1.5 - 4 lbs.
No Largemouth in 3 hrs (HEAVY rainout), but did get one small Striper, second one ever (actually, my 3rd; at this very lake 25 years ago, got a tiny
Striper on a Rapala identical to the one in this pic. THAT STRIPER WAS SMALLER THAN THE RAPALA TOO ! )
(this is pure Striper; not hybrid? )