Hey all, new to the forum. My parents just bought a house about 2 miles from the dam on lake Hartwell on the South Carolina side, right next to the sailboat marina. I have spent a lot of time fishing over the years both salt and fresh water, but freshwater stripers are something totally new to me. When I look at pictures, my bass and trout rods seem woefully under gunned and my surf stuff does not seem right either. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for some reasonable rod/reel setups to get me going. I want to get a couple so I don't really want to spend a fortune. Also, anyone who has fished Hartwell, I would love some suggestions for tackle, lures, locations, and techniques to get me going. Any advice would be great, and thanks in advance.