I want to get a spin cast and a bait cast for my grandfather in law's old fishing poles. I've been reading that there is good trout fishing to be done on kayaks here in downeast Maine. I haven't gone fishing since I was a kid using chicken livers for catfish below a dam or using night crawlers on the lake shores for perch and bluegill.@moresnow No problem. Honestly a kayak is the best way to float the river. It has riffles but no real swift spots that I would consider dangerous. A kayak is much easier to maneuver as well. As far as how big it is....there are eddies that are around 15 to 20 feet deep and the river on average is maybe 75 to 100 feet wide. Lol I'm no fly fisherman.....I just never had or took the time to learn how but a spin cast is all I ever used. Fall is the least crowded time. I have had good luck with rooster tails....red and white was always my favorite.....for trout. Keep in mind that the small mouth fishing is good as well. A good fake crawl dad on the bottom of river bed with slight jerking action works well for them but rooster tails work as well. I have always had my best luck for both in deepish swift water or where swift water swirls into a deep eddy. And around trees in the water or boulders. Anywhere from below Bennet spring to Barclay spring acess's are great trout fishing but there tends to be more people on that stretch of river. Lead mine conservation access to berry bluff access is my favorite......real secluded and a lot less people but it tends to be mostly smallies and goggle eye.