I live in Hickory, NC and have been to cape fear 1 time when the water was up and couldn't even hardly catch a brim. caught a few cat fishing nothing big no Flatheads. I'm wanting to plan a trip to come back down but i want to catch some big fish. Can anyone lead me in the right direction? The place i put in was in fayetteville where 95 crosses 87 i turned down that road and there was a boat landing out there that didn't have a dock or anything. I went back down river under the bridge to where a river/big creek came into cape fear on my right. Not sure but think it was rock fish creek by looking at map. Is this a good place to fish? whats the best bait to use? heard eel works great. I want to come down and catch some 20-40 lb cats.