Re: Raystown stripers
Having never been there, and especially never having fished stripers before, the best suggestion I could make to you is to go out with a guide at least once and see how it's done. That's what I did when I decided this is what I wanted to do, and it was the best money I ever spent.
That having been said, the best bet is always live bait fishing (shad or alewife caught from the lake). With your experience, you likely won't be able to do this, even if you did have the gear and permit. Store bought live trout work OK and are easier to keep, but are spendy.
Outside of bait, your best bet is fishing large wobbly spoons, or slow trolling large bucktails with ribbon tails.
I have caught a few trolling large crankbaits under boards after dark.
If you're in the right place at the right time, the topwater bite should be coming on good by then if you want to throw plugs.
Big thing is to not get your hopes up; even if you know what you're doing, and do it all right, fishing can still be very tough. It's dead right now. Which is especially why I reccomend the guide route for you.