With 4.2 million active Hispanic fishermen and boaters across the country, a day on the water is the perfect way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Where to fish
If you plan on fishing as part of your family’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities, enjoy a day on the water by finding fishing spots near you. The good news is that fishing is more accessible than you might think. Now you might be wondering: How do I find fishing grounds near me? Some of the best places to get information are:
- Local bait and fishing shops
- Fellow fishermen
- Your state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (find signs in Spanish here)
- Online fishing forms and blogs
Because fishing and boating are so important to Hispanic culture, some local fishing spots may be planning Hispanic Heritage Month events to teach families the basics of fishing.
Plan your trip
When thinking about how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and how to get on the water to bond with your heritage, it is important to plan the day before you leave. When fishing as part of your Hispanic Heritage Month activities, you want to make sure you have everything you need for a successful day. This means that you are on the safe side with sun protection (and life jackets if you are sailing) and that you have the necessary equipment, e.g.
- Rod and reel
- Fishing line
- Bait and bait
- Tools like needle nose pliers
You should also make sure that you have all the necessary fishing permits from the state where you will be fishing. They are usually available online or sometimes at some fishing stores.
Enjoy fish for dinner
If you’re looking for more ideas to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, take your catch home with you! Many popular Hispanic dishes revolve around fish. If you want to grill it, fry it, or use it in a dish like ceviche or seafood paella, another great way to bring your catch home with your family to join in on Hispanic Heritage Month activities.
Keep the fish fresh for the best taste. There are several ways to store fish in the water. You can keep the fish alive with a stringer or a nursery in the water. Or you can put them on hold; You just have to make sure that you bleed the fish first.