"Back before kids", my Dad, brother-in-law, and I used to go up near Millinocket in Maine. Smallie fishing on the West Branch of the Penobscot was phenomenal! Especially around Dolby Flowage in Medway. (Last time I went was around 10 years ago.)I keep "next yearing" a trip back. What memories! Lot of small salmon nearby as well.
We would go for a week...camping at Katahdin Area Campground was really cheap...like $10 a piece each night. Only 10 minutes from the fishing. The 5 1/2 to 6 hour ride up was killer though. Ride home was worse.