Ha. Yeah. That's probably what I would have said to a Wisconsin newcomer when I lived there. I really prided myself on the years I put in getting to know the rivers there. It's just a very daunting prospect to be faced with being at the beginning of that process once again. It's a bit depressing!
You've got so much angling variety in this state it's silly.
Not sure I see the problem.
Your small stream options will open up considerably in a matter of weeks.