I've been bottom fishing for a loooong time bud and played with a LOT of rig style but here is what I have found to work best for me.
1 5/0 bait hook at the end of 50 or 60lb leader. I'll go about 4 inches above that and put a drop loop so when I put on a second 5/0 bait hook, the bottom of the hook sits about and inch above the eye of the bottom. Then I run between 12-18 inches of leader up to ANY sized swivel tied to my main line. On the main line I'll place a bead above the knot and then a fish finder/slider with probably a pyramid or bank sinker depending on the current. (this double hooks into a single clam holds them pretty well and the lower hook hides into the entrails)
For squid I use the same style but with a slightly bigger gap between top and bottom hooks and with usually only a 4/0 bait hook and only use squid in the spring.
I also use this same rig (with a MUCH larger space between the hooks) for drifting OR bottom fishing with whole bunker but depending on conditions, go with or without the sinker and I will use the top hook in the face and then kind of sew the trail hook through the fish until it comes out by the tail.
I know a lot of guys like the sinker at the bottom but from a distance, in my opinion, this will restrict the movement of the bait in the water and I want mine kind of flopping and moving around as the sinker holds it in place.
The sinker on the bottom is nice if you ARE deep dropping or just making short throws into deeper water and even for tog sometimes but for stripers, which I have a LOT of luck catching, this rig style has worked out very well for me over the years.