i'm happy to see you got something out of the dream stream. I fished there this weekend and struggled to find any big fish. I also counted as many as 16 cars in the middle lot! Did you find many other lake run fish?
You shoulda seen the bottom parking lot near the lake, it was busier than I have ever seen. There are a couple really big fish lurking around, and I know that not by spotting them, but by seeing pictures from friends, or by seeing other people on the river pull them in. There are a ton of lake fish in, but not too many really big boys yet, from what I have heard/seen.
From my experience and talking to fellow friends that are guides/shop owners, we all had the same experience last week.
That's good to know that there is some agreement!