so I am a new boat owner constantly scoping for places to fish. Mostly looking within a hour and a half drive from jacksonville. I will mostly be fishing for bass with a 17' stratus and a gas engine. I went to sutton lake in wilmington last weekend and brought in 9 throughout the day but that was from early morning and late evening it was completely dead during the day of course it was 90+ outside. I know there is lake waccamaw in th area if anyone has any input from there and also has anyone fished out of the lakes in the croatan. I thought about cape fear as well if anyone knows good spots to put in but i wasnt sure about depth or how crowded the water is with logs and rocks. Any input or advice would be much appreciated thank you.