Fishing Ascension Bay Mexico    

In Ascension Bay there are hundreds of square miles of crystal clear flats where it’s common to see bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and jacks or barracuda in the same day, all year round! Sight fishing for bonefish in skinny water, wading over a white sand bottom, look for permit in shallow flats just two or three feet deep or fish from the boat in a mangrove lagoon where tarpon are rolling. You will find the consistency of Bonefishing, the excitement of fishing for tarpon, the thrilling challenge of fishing for permit, the nice surprise of jack crevalle or fishing for snook and the fierce strike of "cudas" on a clear flat. Fishing for permit in the so-called "permit Mecca" of the Caribbean is the ultimate dream of the avid saltwater angler.

 

Snook Fishing in MexicoAscension Bay Flats Fishing

You may go south and be in Ascension Bay in 15 minutes, or if the wind blows too hard, you'll head north to Boca Paila and find flats surrounded by mangroves that help to protect you from the wind. Both spots are well known for their bonefish, permit, tarpon or snook and barracuda abundance. Wind protection is one of the great advantages of this area. Unlike The Bahamas , here you can fish for bonefish 365 days of the year. Of course in Tulum and all the Yucatan Peninsula they get very windy days, from the South East, East and North, but you can always find protected flats or lagoons where you can see and cast at bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, jacks, barracudas, Spanish mackerels, and other species. You need to have good tackle for all these species and at least 3 rods to be ready anytime. After your reservation we will send you a complete recommended tackle list.

 

Pesca Maya LodgePesca Maya Lodge

Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge opened its doors in January, 1996 and has quickly become one of the Yucatan's most popular fishing destinations and with good reason. The lodge is located 90 miles south of Cancun in the 1.3 million acre Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "where the sky is born") Biosphere Reserve. Situated on a long, narrow strip of barrier beach, the lodge is virtually surrounded by water. To the east lies the blue Caribbean and a few hundred yards off shore, the Palancar Barrier Reef which stretches from southern Belize to north of Cancun. On the western side lies the vast "El Rio" system of flats, channels and mangrove. 10 miles to the north is the famed inlet through the barrier beach known locally as the "Boca". And 4 miles to the south lies the incomparable Ascension Bay. The entire area boasts some of the Caribbean's greatest flats fishing for bonefish, excellent fishing for permit, snook, tarpon and other species, as well as reef and offshore fishing (in season).

 

Mexico Flats FishingFishing Seasons

Fall - More groups are coming during October and November to enjoy beautiful sunny days, with a nice breeze but low winds. Lot’s of local bonefish, permit and some baby tarpon, plus bigger migrant tarpon who arrive in June and depart in December. Last year Bob Bates broke the bonefish record landing 62 bonefish in one boat, in one day. Also Doug Schlink made 2 Grand Slams back to back in October.

 



Winter - December, January and February are dry months, offering many hours of sun. Plenty of local bonefish, permit, tarpon and barracuda are around. Winter makes a perfect time to run away from the cold weather and be fishing in the Caribbean. This time of the year might be windy, when cold fronts coming from the north pass through the Caribbean. Last February Baker Smith from England had a double grand slam. There is a 10% discount during these months.

Spring - March, April, May and June are the peak season. In general, this time of the year the weather is better, lots of sun and low winds, but sometimes they have heavy winds and rain. More and bigger permit are available.

Summer - If you want to fish without wind, summer is the time to do it. Flat and crystal clear water, plenty of migrant tarpon and hungry fish. Average temperatures are higher than the rest of the year, but not by much. Summer is the rainy season so you might have some clouds and rain. Rains usually come and goe in about one hour. It’s true that this is the lowest season, mainly because it’s trout and salmon fishing season elsewhere. But you can take advantage of a 20% discount during this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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