The Palometa Club recently achieved a milestone – recording their 1,000th permit at the lodge, and Ryan Griffin has put together an exciting video highlighting both the milestone as well as the epicness (new word) of fly fishing in Ascension Bay, Mexico at the lodge.
“A few highlights from a trip to Palometa Club in Ascension Bay, Yucatan, Mexico from late March 2014, during the countdown to the 1000th permit landed on fly since the Lodge opened. Special Thanks to: Paul Puckett (Flood Tide Co.) for hosting the trip and with help filming, anyone who picked up a camera and helped capture the moment when things heated up (other anglers & guides included), and to Joe Seelig for submitting his footage and a big congrats on catching #1000 a couple days after we left. Dick and Kaye Cameron are very hospitable lodge hosts and Tailwaters Fly Fishing will handle all the preparation to get you there and back. If you want to target permit on fly, this is the place to do it! Looking forward to the next trip and hope to see you there. More footage to be edited and released in the fall, stay tuned!”
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Ascension Bay, Mexico gets anglers fired up for several reasons. Among the reasons most frequently referenced are permit, bonefish, tarpon, and snook. Of course you can mix in several other critters, but at the least, dreams of grand slams and super slams often bring Ascension Bay’s fish-rich flats to mind.
What’s more, this region is rich with culture, history, and natural resources. Anglers chasing Ascension Bay fly fishing fantasies typically fly into Cancun then trek south several hours. In doing so, anglers pass through Tulum and local ancient Mayan ruins. While history enthusiasts, dooms-dayers, and tourists venture to the area to see the remarkable ruins, for anglers, this is a very worthwhile stop en route to the final destination.
Visitors to Ascension Bay also travel through the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. A UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site, the Sian Ka’an is the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean and is home to an abundance of bird and mammal species as well as endangered sea turtle species.
Finally, the flats of Ascension Bay deliver the species of fish that make for a trip-of-a-lifetime and the beauty that Caribbean-goers fantasize about. White sands and warm turquoise flats. Hermoso.
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