Speaking as a NON-baiter, but as a closet-naturalist.
About three years ago I developed a interest in bear behavior relative to bait-stations. Not because I wanted to bait, but bear behavior has always interested me.
What I have noticed is that the bears will build a new trail between bait'stations. Add a new station to the area and the bears will build a new direct trail connecting all the stations.
It would be interesting to compare all the bait season photos for a lot or all of the stations in one area. Like here where there are so many stations and they get restocked Wed. Sat. & Sunday I wonder how many stations in a row one bear will eat at, five, twelve, eight-teen.......?
So it seems to me that just like fast food restaurants, or Gasoline stations if there is one on all four corners of a intersection they will each have higher gross sales than only one on only one corner.
Everyone wants to be the "Only" bait station for ten miles in every direction. Which would be fine if like the guy who was feeding the bears you also lived there. And you were putting out food everyday.
But I wonder if the fact that there are a lot of stations close to each is not a "Good" thing if your not feeding them every day. Which leads me to think that success is more about hours at the station than how isolated the station is.
I am NOT going to set up a bait station, but if I was was going to, I would put it in the most congested area I could find.
Note: I know nothing about baiting, these are just thoughts I have about baiting.