What a great response. In many ways I am back to where I started. I long ago sold my last boat so I am a bank fishermen. As you pointed out so well, when mobility is limited I have found I tend to fish the areas I have access to a little more diligently than when I had a boat.
But as I watch boat anglers in particular those who seem to be targeting bass, I have noticed a gunslinger type approach that seems to be more and more common. They will pull into an area that has lots of potential throw lures at their target and be in a always moving along pattern.
If they do not have any success on the first pass, they more than not will fire up the big motor and go to the next greener pasture.
I know sometimes it pays to keep moving if you have that option. And some species of fish are on the move often and to be successful you have to locate them. But I see this happen when the fish that are being targeted are there, they just did not take the first offering the fisherman gave them.
And I see a lack of patience with some bank fisherman too. You can watch crappie fisherman in the barges get frustrated and move from spot to spot, often as close to the last crappie that was caught as possible...lol
Patience is something I think is missing from some fisherman's arsenal. They can have all the right equipment and lack that one important quality that can often pay dividends ten fold if used properly.