James - How old is your information about white bass in that area?Near Troutman try the south yadkin. There is a boat launch nit too far from you and plenty o white bass. The yadkin itself is not too bad in coolemee but gets really muddy and expect some trash in the river thanks to the contributions of the people who don't care. You can put in on the yadkin in rhonda and elkin and still be way under the hour drive limit. Good smallies in that area too. Have you checked out the Catawba river coming out of lake James?
- James -