At the right time of year, lake Erie tribs like Cattaraugus Creek in western NY give up some really big lake run bronzebacks. Don't let the "creek" name fool you - this is more like a small river, great for wading and swinging. Two caveats, though. First, lots of the riverbank is on private and/or tribal land. Much of the private land is posted. If you are on the tribal side, you need a tribal license to fish; anyone can get one, though. Second, the riparian soil is mostly clay, and if there is even a small amount of rain, the water turns to chocolate milk and takes awhile to clear. Mike Augat is a reliable local guide with lots of private access options.
Maine offers loads of extremely underutilized and scenic smallmouth water. You will have most if not all of it entirely to yourself, especially if you fish on a weekday. Options range from intimate streams like the Sebasticook and Sandy to big rivers like the Kennebec and Penobscot. At the right time of year with even decent conditions, the numbers can be silly with 30+ fish not uncommon. You also have opportunities to hook several species of trout as well as trout sized Atlantics and various sizes of striped bass (12 to 40+ inches) all on the same day, and sometimes in the same runs. You can also get surface action all day long from May through September. The down side is that the fish tend to be smallish on average, but 20-24 inchers can be had. If you are in the neighborhood, I'd be happy to show you around. If you need or want a guide with a boat, Kevin McKay at Maine Fishing Adventures has the Penobscot dialed in.
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"
- Duke Ellington