Yes. One of the most productive bait around. Known as "Yo-Yo". Circle hook on a slider with a nice weight. Bounce the weight off the bottom keeping line vertical. You'll know when the Striper is about to hit by the action of the scup.
Some cut off the dorsel fin but I think they don't swim right that way. Even as bait, the regs in MA say 10.5".
Shock scup are porgies.
'Pogies' is a slang term for bunker (menhaden)
Sometimes these two are confused.
Live lining scup is an awesome way to fish for stripers.
Scup ('porgie') is like a saltwater panfish.
Its 10 1/2" in New York as well.