A few points...
Funny how the passage of time alters perspective. I would really like to do that hike again, preferably at a "fishing" pace rather than death march pace. I think a mid outgoing arrival at the rip followed by a stroll to the north end would be a gas.
I never do much catching at these get togethers but they do provide some of the best day's of fishing.
Two highlights of the past season for me were following Morin around the light and vicinity and meeting Pete.