I just went striper fishing for the first time and had decent success. We floated a river and threw swim baits and soft plastic jerk baits. We also had a couple of free lined shiners drifting downstream ahead of our boat. We used a drag chain to slow our drift down so we could thouroughly work the blowdowns and current seams with our artificials. I noticed that we didn't get many bites on the live bait unless we picked up the drag chain and drifted freely. So my question is, do the live baits have to be drifting freely without drag to get bit or is there another bait technique we should be using to get the baitfish to the bottom while we are slow drifting with a drag chain?