2020 "Vamos a Pescar, Let's Go Fishing" Update:
Due to COVID-19, the board of directors, member associations, volunteers, and sponsors have decided to cancel the 2020 Vamos a Pescar, Let's Go Fishing Event! It was an extremely tough decision, but one that was made with your health and safety at top of mind.
Our 2021 "Vamos a Pescar, Let's Go Fishing" will be held on August 7, 2021!
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The 2021 "Vamos a Pescar, Let's Go Fishing"
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Time: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pre-Registration is now open.
Those who pre-registered can check-in as early as 5 a.m.
2021 Co-Chairs are Christy Martinez-Garcia & Frank Garcia.
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Special Thanks to Our
Marcos Belgara & Family
Texas Melon Exchange/McWhirter Farms
Now Preparing for the 12th Annual
"Vamos a Pescar, Let's Go Fishing"
Photos from the 11th Annual "Vamos a Pescar, Let's Go Fishing"
How It All Began...
The last request to go fishing with the entire family was filled by Frank Garcia, whose father, the late Gonzalo Garcia Sr., made a day before his death.
While he was a loving and dedicated father, Frank said that often the demands as a farmer would prevent his dad from being a part of family outings and activities.
The death of his father impacted the family severely, as his death was sudden. Every year on the anniversary of his death, Frank would discuss the family fishing event that never was.
One day his wife, Christy suggested that they hold a fishing event in honor of his father, but for fathers much like Gonzalo whose jobs prevented them from having that time with their families.
As a result, Frank and Christy, invited friends, family, and many active organizations to form Los Hermanos Familia (The Brothers and Family), an association of men, women, and youth volunteers who value God, family, and community.
Together, in 2009, they coordinated the “Vamos a Pescar” (Let’s Go Fishing) Fishing event to originally bring dads together with their children/families. The event was deemed to be free, no license, no registration fee, no cost for lunch – as to not hinder families, or discourage their participation in the event. The event was a hit and drew 1,800 participants.
Now, attendance has grown significantly and the event remains FREE. More so, the event is for all family members - fathers, mothers, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends!
“Time with family is precious… and our event was done to encourage families to value that time, as well as the sport of fishing,” said Frank Garcia, event Co-Chair/Co-Founder.
The fishing event continues to grow and appeal to families and future fishermen.