Hello, I am from ohio and will be visiting family in Raleigh, have heard that the rapids this time of year can be productive. Have never fished for stripers before and know very little about the river. Any information would be helpful. Visit the area a few times a year and mainly have fished Jordan Lake for crappie, would like to try something different, stripers are not a fish stocked here near Toledo so not sure what to bring either. Thanks for anyhelp.