Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs

Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs
Posted on 05/09/2019
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The fish cooperated, but the weather was wet during the annual "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" event at the Blackhawk State Park area on Indian Lake. Students Against Destructive Decisions members take fourth grade classes fishing each year. It's the culmination of several cross campus activities involving high school SADD members as role models for elementary students. ILES Guidance Counselor Suzy Mallory says even though fishing might not appeal to every student it demonstrates constructive ways to keep busy as an alternative to trying drugs. Professional fisherman Mike Defibaugh from Logan County also brought his special boat to show students. He talked to them about achieving their dreams with hard work and dedication. 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife and Indian Lake Outfitters provide materials such as 2019 fishing rules and regulations guide, fish identification booklets and other support items. Indian Lake Outfitters and Logan County Community Outreach Centers also help sponsor the event.