Great article! It has been nice to see the striper back in the river. Back in 2008 there were some monsters in there. It was not uncommon to catch several 30" plus in a day. The drought years and the algae blooms did a number on them.
It did not occur to me the other day since I did not witness the behavior as you did but the stripers swimming on the surface acting weird generally means oxygen depravation.
Did anyone have any luck this fall catching any monsters over 30"? I didn't fly fish it much since I spent the fall duck hunting!
I caught this 32" in sept 2008 on a pencil popper!