I've been hooking mine through the bottom lip. I use a Gamakatsu number 8 circle hook and a 24 inch fluorocarbon leader with a barrel swivel to the main line with a 3/4 oz egg sinker on the main line to keep the shad down.
I just find the stripers on the depth finder and drop them down a few feet above them. Most of the time, I can't keep two poles in the water.
John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee.