Sort out a plan for various depths. Pack tackle to fish those zones, top to bottom. Think about shade in the summer and warm water in the winter.
Hammer the water. Change up lure colors. Look for bait. Look for birds. Keep your mind and eyes, wide open. The more effort you invest in your trip, the more fish you will catch. (or get back on that couch.)
Thanksgiving idea: Get on the phone Thursday and call one of your heroes. This may be someone serving our country. Perhaps the uncle that took you fishing or hunting. Give thanks to someone that has given you their time.