Hmm... so you must know all about that incredible fishery in the early summer! It's really something else, and just within a couple of hours from home. It would even me a worthwhile day outing for some.
Let me know if you have a premier location in mind for SO / ME. As far as license cost, I believe the 3-day NH pass is cheap. I can't recall, I always buy NH season licenses, even the salmon stamps - every year. Pricey now that you mention it.
Well, hope this works out. It's been over a decade since fished up there but I hear it's as good as ever.