Brian and Jerry had an excellent introduction to the Roanoke River spring striper fishery.  They were able to catch plenty of striper during the early morning bite on topwater and on Z-Man MinnowZ’s with 1/4 ounce Z-Man JigZ jig heads.  The best colors on the Z-Mans the year were solid pearl (white) and pearl/blue glimmer.  The pearl/blue glimmer MinnowZ’s have some bluish flecs in the backs with a white belly and they look just like a blueback river herring, which is a striper’s favorite bait when they get up the river.  After the morning bite was over, we went downriver and drifted some livebaits and caught a few more.  Good fishing overall!