I've got a few of the Flitter Baits - those things have crazy action. Not caught a striper on one yet, but only used them a few times now. Been eyeing the Smack Jack's - they look really good.
Late April will be getting to be a good time for night fishing - check out the jointed Thundersticks you'll find down this way (from Storm). Throw them almost on the bank, slow, slow, retreive - just enough to cut a wake - and hang on. A bit cheaper than the Smack Jack.
Yep, I saw the Storm Thunder Sticks on Shad Taxi's website. I'll definitely have a few in my tackle box soon. It will be hard to beat the Smack Jacks. Pricy but the action from the dual hinges is phenomenal. Hold up pretty well too. Used the same one all week.