Fishing trips are organized throughout the year and teach participants current Department of fish and game regulations identification of the local fish species how to tie different fishing rigs and knots, and to learn the different types of rod and reels for both fresh and saltwater fishing. Teaching people how to fish encourages independent thinking, reduces stress and can improve confidence as people have a chance to learn a new skill. It provides opportunities to socialize, laugh, chat, and spend time together in a low-key, casual environment. During 2018, nearly 1,000 individuals will take part in a fishing trip coordinated by the Good Neighbor Project.