Ascension Bay, Mexico Permit Fishing Lodge
This Mexico fishing lodge is a must visit destination for the avid saltwater angler wanting to fly fish for permit, or have a good chance for a Grand Slam. One of the best fishing lodges on the Yucatan, they cater to anglers of any skill level. Whether you are new to saltwater fishing or an experienced angler, Ascension Bay offers great opportunities to stalk solid numbers of bonefish in skinny water, head into the backcountry mangrove lagoons for baby tarpon and snook, or hunt for the elusive permit on the flats and the deeper waters that surround them.
Ascension Bay is well known as one of the finest saltwater flats fishing destinations in the world. This amazing place offers a great opportunity to land a super-slam at almost any time of the year. Bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook are here on a year-round basis.
Another bonus is that this trip is one of the best values in destination travel fly fishing.
Cory Glauner –
Previous to this trip I had zero saltwater fishing experience. It was incredibly fun and I can’t wit to do it again!
Kent Goodman –
Over the years, I have seen many changes to the fishery at Ascension Bay. One thing that has stayed consistent is the proficiency of the guides and the quality of the fishing. Weather dependent, this is the best location to see all 4 species of the super grand slam in one day and to land it. I have accomplished many grand and super slams with Jose as my guide and absolutely love fishing with he and his guides. All the guys have a great time when we go down there. The stories at dinner are one of the best things as we hear of the success and some failures of the day, always at each others expense. Like the time I hooked and brought into the boat a moderate sized sting ray — Jose was not pleased with me, but he took care of it as we watched from a distance. He said the ray is not part of the SLAM! The guides speak very good English and mix it with Spanish when they see a big fish or get excited as a school of permit work their way towards the boat.
The atmosphere is laid back, the service is first rate and the new lodge is absolutely stunning as it sits just a few meters from the Caribbean. I love waking up before sunrise and watching this place come alive with the song birds and seeing the sun burst over the turquoise colored bay. Ascension bay “birthplace of the sky” is a fitting name for this wonderful area with its many creeks, lagoons, endless flats teaming sea life. I loved the snorkel on the reef, seeing the manatee and playful porpoise or the endless bird life. But the fishing is what keeps me returning. This is the best place to see and catch a permit on the fly, period!