Hey Tac, I've caught a many a striper/largemouth on Lake Norman when I lived there. Have you used spooks in the surf? I have an assortment, but could never find conditions last year because the wind factor.I firmly believe that a zara Spook will catch anything with a mouth. I have caught the wides species of fish on that lure than any other. Heck I even caught a carp on one on Lake Norman last fall.