Not at all!
In fact there are rivers in New England where the spey casting is very pleasant and the bronzebacks are a real blast. Being such great fighters in the river, they really keep things interesting.
My favorites are the Pemigewasett River and the upper Merrimac near the headwaters. Truth is I am there for the brood atlantic salmon and the scenery in the Coolidge Woods federal reserve, but the smallmouth are what keeps it most interesting.