the BEST way to catch stripers at night is to be there.
there's no other way to do it.
there is no one best way. the best way for you might not be the best way for me. the best bait in one spot might not be the best bait in another spot. it's just not going to happen like that.
instead of asking something so general that can not possibly have one simple answer, how about trying a different question, without the word "best" in it.
perhaps something along the lines of.... hi, i'm going to fish one of the local beaches in a particular area of a state. no spot burning, though. i have XXXX gear and it looks like i'll be fishing mostly an XXXX tide... and i was wondering if you guys had some suggestions on how to fish it. i bet you'll find a lot more help
most people here don't respond well to "best".. because it doesn't exist.