I've got a friend coming in from out of town bringing his boat, I normally bank fish but we're going to go to a bigger lake and looking for recommendations of larger lakes where the fishing has been good lately (Targeting bass). Couple months ago we tried Jordan with no luck but open to all recommendations. If you want to go the extra mile and recommend general areas and tackle feel free - any and all help is welcome! We've gone out a couple times this year and have only caught 2 fish and I feel bad for him driving all the way here for a skunk. Willing to go anywhere within an hour of Raleigh.