I gave the fishing a 3, all else gets a minus. first the fishing: left SW Spokane 0 dark hundred, arrived Ft Spokane about 6:40 - whoops, left the headlamp on the fishing table - several cars there already, more on that later, got set up and lines in the water by 7:15, bait as usual marshmallows and powerbait, fist fish about 8:30, 2nd about 10:30, 3rd about 1:30 - left after that one. Started short throws this time and progressed deeper to where the bait must have been at about 25'+/_ level ( 1oz wt sinks at approx 1'/sec ) - after the 1st fish started using scent, bloody garlic tuna, super garlic, etc., and added the scent to both the bait and marshmallows - interesting result was I started getting lotsa nibbles - began to realize what was happening midway between 2nd and 3rd fish - the little devils were eating the marshmallows because of the added scent - changed out to just scent on the powerbait, got the 3rd one and hung it up for the day. Now the bad and the ugly - there was a group of eight and they were drinking like there was no tomorrow.
A really great father & son were fishing about 30' away and enjoyed talking to him - he finally had to move/leave because of the yelling and language - good move Dad, it didn't get any better after you left and I moved a couple of times because of the noise - and that was after I shut off the hearing aids - finally after their 2nd beer run and my 3rd fish, I called it quits - should have known better, I'm retired and don't need to fish weekends. Counted 36 vehicles w/trailers in the boat parking lot - WOW, the river must have been busy above the launch - not that many went south. Power bait colors were a mix of rainbow and garlic - when the sun came out added a little flashy orange.