I love fishing out on Bragg. I like to use stuff that I don't see other people using. That's why I throw the fly rod a lot. If you have kids, normally the bream at Simmons are more then agreeable for some quick fun.
There are some good bass in those ponds. A lot of them are highly pressured though. Keist and Macarthur are good out off manchester. SOme good ones in Mott off planck road as well. east there is Simmons, Texas lake, and Boundary Line Lake. I've been to Lindsey and Hurley up in the NTA but was not impressed. (didn't like texas either but have heard of big ones coming out of there.) I would suggest getting a kayak if you don't already have a boat/kayak. Doesn't have to be fancy.