Greene fishing clinic fosters stewardship

GREENE – No beautiful weekend should be taken for granted in Upstate New York, especially when a day of outdoors education and fishing are on the line.

Last weekend at Cook Park, located in the Town of Greene, more than 30 families ventured out to participate in the 2nd Reel Weather Youth Fishing Clinic.

Jim Root, a contributor to Weather Underground, lives for bringing the science of weather to the sport of fishing. In his hands-on clinics, Root discusses and explains to children and parents alike how weather conditions such as barometric pressure, wind and sun affect what the fish are doing below the water’s surface and how to catch them.

Being a weather junkie, Root travels with a personal weather station that he utilizes on site to monitor conditions and explain how the environment influences fish behavior, but first he began by stressing the importance of keeping parks and waters clean to the group.

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