I hit The river upcountry yesterday. I figured the water temp. Might be in the high 60’s, but on my thermometer it was 70*. It’s now, at least for me, Smallmouth time until mid-September. No one, in good conscience, can fish salmonids when the water temps hit the 70*+ mark.
Maybe Maine should emulate some Western states and institute Hoot Owl regulations. With climate change September is the new August, so it will probably be at least the third week of the month......perhaps the fourth, before I start fishing salmonids again.