Thank you so much for the Roaring River Conservation Area recommendation. Great way to access the river with plenty of solitude.
Wound up fishing a hot afternoon and catching a few, but not stealthy enough on my first day out this year to match my desires. Caught a few and had a great cool day in the middle of the summer. Also found three river cans, two of which were live !
Learned that I need to leave markers for my take-out spot to avoid some extra cross-country hill-scrambling hiking.