I know this is a late reply, but I'ld go for bass. Especially around those lilies in the Northeast Cape Fear. I work with DMF shocking fish up there this summer, and we shocked some nice bass around some of those lilies.
I've caught Crappie and Bass the Jordan and Buckhorn Dam. Years ago when I was active duty we used to fish just below Buckhorn where I caught my biggest Largemouth of 8lbs. We used to catch Hybrids just below the Dam as well.
Thanks man. I've got permission to fish at a couple of different places and just trying to figure out what I'm gonna do. Gotta throw out something for the big cats but also wanta fish for all that's there.