Many state parks promote hiking and biking. But, there's another easy hobby to pick up there, too.

Sidney Jackson comes from a fishing family.

"It was a past time we enjoyed together," Jackson said.

And now he's teamed up with the Department of Natural Resources to keep the tradition alive.

"I get a lot of enjoyment passing down that heritage to the younger kids that may have not had family members that fish," he said.

First thing's first.

"Fishing starts with a good knot if you don't have a good knot you don't get that fish," he said.

Next up, casting. It's a lot harder than it looks.

"In the youth today they have very poor hand-eye skills, primarily the young boys. The girls can out-tie a young boy hands down on a new knot," Jackson said.

The sport of fishing can become potentially dangerous if you can't unhook a fish properly.

"We teach them where those spines are, how to properly handle that fish if you want to take it home for the fry pan or you want to release it back into its environment," Jackson said.

At the first spot, we didn't have much luck and it could have been partly due to no rain.

"As dad used to tell me, 'Fish don't know they're wet, only we do,'" Jackson said. "Sometimes if it's not a thunderstorm, fishing in the rain can be extremely beneficial."

For more information on the free fishing clinic you can go to their website.

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