Great pics Joe, and congrats to you and Denis on a great trip.
I was over there last weekend too, fishing out of Empire with some conventional fishermen casting paddle tails. Brought the long rods with me but didn't get the chance to break them out.
Tough conditions! Winds on Friday were pushing 30; but we were able to catch big reds in the river itself. Winds laid down Saturday for lots of trout and reds in the marsh.
I'd like to hear whose guide services you used, and would love to put together a fly trip on the area.