I know the feeling! I've got two ways to deal with that... first off, the pontoon boat -or- canoe put one into the drift pattern. I've got one of each you can borrow anytime.
The other is to fish the streamer or nasty bugger in the early morning before the gnats hatch when they are hunting along the shoreline this time of year.
I also look for the swallows working the hatch / bugline. Where they are feeding within casting distance from a point or shoal, I go.
The river gig is a good way to go. I looked at the Squanacook yesterday, it's at a good level and clear but a bit cold. Dropper beadhead and dry would be the trick I would say. I suppose the Nissitissit is in similar shape.
Atlantic brood stock season is now, but the Merrimac river is out of shape up there in Franklin.