Wow! I'm a big fan of John's writing. I think he is a stunning writer fishing or not. Did he say he has done some striper fishing in the east? I keep waiting for the John Gierach of the east coast striper scene to emerge. I was actually hoping to get a glimpse of that sort of talent in our own writers guild here. Our scene is sitting there wide open waiting for a good writer to come along. If you haven't read John, run to your local library and get started. Tis the season.