Strategically placed at the border New Hampshire and Maine the Rapid River is one of the Legendary rivers of The East. It’s no easy task to figure out what dirt road to take, if the gates are locked, and if any of the roads are still there, but it’s well worth the effort. Early spring this river holds probably the best native Brook Trout in New England. As the summer heats up the Brook Trout go deep and the Landlock Salmon seem to make their way up near the surface to dine on all that hatches that time of year. Alder flies, stoneflies and all the other bugs that love hot weather.