Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Mexico’s Ascension Bay . . .
For Your First Permit

Mexico is a varied country with great culture, astonishing monuments of Mayan and Aztec antiquity, gorgeous sandy beaches, national parks, and even snow-capped mountain ranges. Besides breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, charming people, ubiquitous tequila and spicy Mexican cuisine, this easily accessed country offers some of the best permit fishing in the world. If you are a keen on permit, Mexico should be at or near the top of your hit-list as I learned on a recent trip to Ascension Bay. Bay is known for its extraordinary permit fishing, and great populations of bonefish and tarpon. This is Grand Slam water at its finest This area’s shallow flats are endless and your only restriction will be how far you can sensibly travel in a day. The town of Punta Allen is located on the northern tip of the bay and offers easy access to the flats. I stayed at Ascension Bay Lodge, owned and run by Daniel Marquez, a passionate fly-fisher from the US who fell for a local girl and stayed. I enjoyed the company of a group of charming young Texans who are regular visitors to the lodge, as much for the apres-fishing as the fishing itself. The lodge is situated on the beach and built by anglers for anglers. Rooms are cool and comfy and the home-cooked meals are delicious. Huge cocktails welcome guests as they return from fishing each day—head-spinning margaritas and pina coladas, as good as I’ve ever had.

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