Re: Lakes in Eastern NC
Tull's Mill Pond, just west of Deep Run, NC - southwest of you. I don't know the distance, but I'm sure it's within the parameters you mention.
Take 55/11 south. At the split, stay on 55.
Go 3-4 miles and turn left on S. Croom Bland Rd. (SR 1157).
Stay on 1157 for another 3-ish miles until it ends at Old Pink Hill Rd (SR 1111).
Turn left. You'll cross the spillway creek and see the lake on your right in about a 1/2 mile. Turn into the first drive across the creek.
Cost is $5. They've always accomodated me right up until it's almost too dark to see in the evening. Good Folks. Great atmosphere. Near 200 acre pond is filled with cypress trees. It's deepest hole, near the dam, is only about 10 feet and much of the pond is 5-6 feet and less. Up in the coves it's much less.
Crappie, bass, bluegill, etc. Some people catch lots, some don't. I love the place even though I'm a midlin catcher. Great escape!.
You can also go 11 to just before Deep Run and turn right on Tull's Mill Road (SR 1144). Go about 2 miles on it to Old Pink Hill Road (SR 1111) and turn right. The pond will be about a mile down on the left.
"You go fishin' for the outing, and if you catch fish, that's a Plus" - Old Gray Father 'Wild Bill' Elliott. [Faith, Family, Friends, Fishin' - RW]