We got some striper earlier this spring from Delaware bay, it came to us filleted...now wait, I have to tell this story right. A bunch of the boys went out on a fishing trip over night for early morning fishing. They came home the next day. Well I was on one of my first experimental smokes with the new gasser so a smoked up a whole lot of different stuff and took it down to the VFW for a tasting. Well they came back from the trip and were loaded with fish, thirsty for beer, and hungry for food...I was able to help them with the beer and the food, I was rewarded with some striper fillets. Back up to the house I go. I put a fillet (about 18 inches) in the electric smoker, didn't have time to brine it, used cherry wood, some lemon pepper spices sprinkled on and drizzled with a little bit of GOOD evoo. I can't tell you exactly how long I smoked, but it was around 2+ hours. Took it back down to the VFW and passed out samples. It was excellent. I still have some in the freezer. Next time I will do it with some kind of a fruit glaze. Also, try blue in the smoker. Can't stand it any other way, but smoked is awesome!! Good luck!!!