FishinRod.....great catch. Fun memory with your Dad. Were you throwing slabs for the stripers?
Just lip-hooking threadfin shad and fishing about 18-24" off the bottom.
We put on some 5" gizzard shad several times but couldn't entice any larger stripers to hit.
We also caught a blue catfish, two drum, and four white bass. All of which were right in with the schooling stripers.
(That was the first time striper fishing for all of us, so it was strictly amateur hour!)