With 4.2 million active Hispanic anglers and boaters throughout the country, a day on the water is the perfect way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Where to Fish
If you’re planning to fish as part of your family’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities, finding fishing spots near you will make it easy and convenient to enjoy a day on the water. The good news is that fishing is more accessible than you may think. But you may be asking yourself, how do I find fishing near me? Some great places to try include:
- Local bait and tackle shops
- Fellow anglers
- Your state’s fish and wildlife department
- Online fishing forms and blogs
Since fishing and boating are so central to Hispanic culture, you may even find that some local fishing holes are planning Hispanic Heritage Month events that may even teach families the basics on how to fish.
Planning Your Outing
When you’re thinking about how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and want to get out on the water to connect with your heritage, it’s important to plan your day before you go. When you’re fishing as part of your Hispanic Heritage Month activities, you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need for a successful day. That means keeping yourself safe with sun protection (and life jackets, if you’re boating) as well as having the necessary gear like:
- Rod and reel
- Bait and lures
- Tools like needle-nose pliers
You’ll also want to make sure you have any necessary fishing license from the state you’ll be fishing in. You can generally get one online or sometimes at some fishing shops.
Enjoy Fish for Dinner
If you’re looking for more ideas for how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, take your catch home! So many popular Hispanic dishes revolve around fish. Whether you want to grill your fish or fry it or use it in a dish like ceviche or seafood paella, bringing home your take to enjoy with your family is another great way to take part in Hispanic Heritage Month activities.
For the best flavor, you’ll want to keep your fish fresh. There are different ways to store fish while you’re out on the water. You can keep your fish alive in the water using a stringer or live well. Or you can put them on ice – just be sure to bleed the fish first.