You have a LOT to learn about Southern stripers! They are not there because of the cooler water. They are all over in Melton Hill lake and below the Melton Hill dam and resultant Watts Bar lake. They are in the TN river system as well, including Loudon and below the dam as well. Those are not cold water fisheries. They are there for one reason only, to feed.
Schoolies in the Kennebeck are one thing. Same schoolies I caught around Portland for years. Not much to them. That is a 20# plus fish there in the photo and is not there for sculpins or cool water.
I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.