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My first couple of years trying to catch stripers was spent trolling for them and for the most part unsuccessfully. I joined the Striper Club in 2007 after learning about it at one of the big bass tournaments. I learned a lot about stripers by attending the meetings, a lot more from hanging around after the meetings and listening and talking to others. I started helping out at the first meeting by helping put away the chairs afterwards and have continued to volunteer at most club functions, even serving on the board, which turned out to be a great way to make friends and fishing connections.