Glad you made it out this way! Some trips are just about the fish others are the events and memories they create, sounds like you got the latter.
Cottonwood camp is my top recommendation for the budget trip to Fort Smith. It's good to see others agree. The managers are great a great couple, and I hope they stay. From the sounds of it the owners getting out. Which could be great for the property if if someone willing to invest a little, and keep the current management.
Guys from Co will say juju is where is at, I never have luck with them up here. Did you try the rs2 or what ever you tied up?
Ps. Larry he post did and you did give Eric's info