The first striped bass plug I bought is the black Bomber Saltwater Grade Magnum Long A. It weight 1.5oz and has a nice wobble to it. I think 90% of the bigger striped bass were caught on this single plug. The leftover clams were thrown to the back of the freezer for next season.
The next plug that I bought was the Cotton Cordell Pencil Popper, which surprisingly caught fish for me even though it was late December. I never got the hang of the upright pulling action that John Skinner recommends in his book and video. I just made sure that I reeled in fast enough that no slack line gets into the reel and screws up the next cast.