With 4.2 million active Hispanic anglers and boaters across the country, a day on the water is the perfect way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Where to fish
If you’re looking to fish 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. But you may be wondering how do I find fishing near me? Some great places to try out are:
- Local bait and fishing shops
- Fellow angler
- 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 spots are planning Hispanic Heritage Month events that can even teach families the basics of fishing.
Plan your trip
When thinking about how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and want to get on the water to reconnect with your heritage, it is important to plan your day before you leave. If you are fishing as part of your Hispanic Heritage Month activities, make sure you have everything you need for a successful day. This means that you will protect yourself with sun protection (and life jackets if you are boating) and have the necessary equipment such as:
- Rod and reel
- Bait and bait
- Tools like needle nose pliers
You should also make sure that you have the required fishing permit from the state where you are fishing. You can generally get these online, or sometimes from some fishing stores.
Enjoy fish for dinner
If you’re looking for more ideas on how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, take your catch home with you! So many popular Hispanic dishes revolve around fish. Whether you want to grill or fry your fish, or use it in a dish like ceviche or seafood paella, another great way to take part in Hispanic Heritage Month activities is when you bring your bring home with your family.
Keep your fish fresh for the best taste. There are several ways to store fish on the water. You can keep your fish alive or live well in the water with a stringer. Or you can put them on ice – bleed the fish out first.