2005 was pretty nice, but yeah, I recall the "scheduled" releases not exactly making their schedules. We caught the run when it was spilling about 4,000 to 5,000 in late May and it was really, really fun. I think we took a leisurely 3 days. We also did the upper run that I think locals call the Stoner Stampede. At 5k it was insanely fun.
Here's a picture of some guys in a raft we took at Snaggletooth. It was great just sitting there watching group after group run the drop. I only saw one raft not get it clean, but last minute he avoided a nasty wrap when the river surged just as it was looking like it was about to get dire. I'll add another picture of one of my group on the lead in. Good memories.
PS - you can click on the thumbnails to view them better.