Yes, I fish from a boat, but I often target areas that would be easier to target from shore. However, most shore fisherman rarely seem to target these highly productive areas. One of the biggest mistakes I see a lot of shore fisherman making is they think they have to cast out as far as they can from shore when many of the fish are right beneath their feet during key feeding times in the evening. If I was fishing from shore, I would be casting parallel to the shore about in a depth of 2-4 feet, just like I do from my boat. I will often park the boat right off shore and mimick being a shore fisherman in order to cast as parallel to the bank as possible. This way, you are able to target the same depth for an entire cast rather than dragging it upwards from deep to shallow, you can target shallow, or target medium better. You need to pull the lure in the direction of the current flow, not opposite and not from deep to shallow. Bass will rarely be found in stagnant water unless there is cover; however, they do not like fast current, just enough current to keep the water oxygenated and offer a steady food supply. Drum on the other hand will be in fast current and are strong enough to attack lures in fast current. I don't target cats, but catch a good # of them, too. Hope this helps.
[This post was last edited on 6/25/14 at 9:45 PM]