Ascension Bay Trophy Bonefish
Ascension Bay Snook Fishing
Echo 3 Saltwater Fly Rod and Ascension Bay Tarpon
Ascension Bay Fly Fishing for Permit

Our Clients Speak
John P.

"Ascension Bay is as beautiful as it is fishy. We always get shots at Permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, and a few others like Jacks and Barracuda. Sometimes you can't even decide what fish to cast at! It's crazy! My friends and I love this trip. The food is outstanding and the entire crew there is great. From guides to bartenders it's a dream team."

Fly Fishing for Snook in Ascension Bay Mexico

Ascension Bay, Mexico


  • January 29th - February 5th, 2022 // Host Craig Chittenden
  • February 26th - March 5th, 2022 // Host Shan Sedgwick
  • March 5th - 12th, 2022 // Host Mike Milligan
  • March 26th - April 2nd, 2022 // Host James St. Claire
  • May 28th - June 4th, 2022 // Host TBA

Planning Resources for Ascension Bay Trips

Ascension Bay Slide Show

Photo Gallery from Past Ascension Bay Trips
Trip of a Lifetime - NWFF Magazine Article by Joe Rotter
Flies for Fishing Ascension Bay
Equipment and Packing List for Ascension Bay Fly Fishing Trips
Videos on Fly Fishing Ascension Bay
Everything You Need to Know About Fishing Ascension Bay
A Passion for Bonefish - Article by Joe Rotter
3.5 Hour Webinar/Seminar on Fly Fishing Ascension Bay - Host Joe Rotter

Expert Advice on Ascension Bay Trips

If you can't make it on one of our hosted trips, no problem. We can still help.  There are many lodges in the area and we would love to help you plan, book, and outfit you with the right flies and gear.  We even have some contacts for booking single day trips.  Let us help you do it right!

joe rotter and permit

Contact Joe Rotter directly at with questions.  He has been to Ascension Bay many times and is here to help!

Ascension Bay is one of the best locations for Permit fishing in the world, but you will see an abundance of Bonefish combined with opportunities at Tarpon, Snook, and Barracuda every day. There are countless lagoons and channels amongst the Mangroves to find Tarpon and Snook.

"The number of species our guests encounter is almost mind blowing. At any given time you may need to be ready for Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, and BARRACUDA!"

About the Fishing in Ascension Bay

Our primary quarry is Bonefish as they are aggressive and there are lots of them! The fish diversity is incredible. This unique composition make it one of the best places in the world for a legitimate shot at the "Grand Slam" which occurs when an angler lands a Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon all on the same day. Add a Snook to the mix and you've got yourself a "Super Slam!"

Each morning starts with a wonderful breakfast at 7 am that always includes fresh fruit and fresh squeezed juice. As soon as breakfast is over, the guides arrive and after a very short walk to the beach you are off and fishing! Lunch is served on the boat, and you will fish 8 hours each day.  In the evenings, there will be cocktail hour before a wonderful dinner that usually includes fresh fish from the local waters.

This trip is an unbeatable value and the guide quality is spectacular. You will fish from very nice 23' Panga boats, and you will have 2 guides per 2 anglers. This means that while one guide is on the deck poling the boat along the flats looking for fish in the distance, the other guide will be on the casting deck working hand in hand with the anglers spotting fish nearby. It is the ONLY way to fish the flats, and fairly exclusive to this outfit. Wading is done with a 1:1 guide to client ratio.

The food is excellent, and the accommodations are very nice, very clean, and comfortable. We don't want to over sell this trip, but for about half the price of the famous resort rates, you are getting more service here. It offers a great value and is a great find, especially since it is personally hosted by one of our guide staff.

Tarpon Fishing in Ascension Bay

Cost and Details

Trip Includes:

  • $3795 per angler (double occupancy boats/rooms)
  • $6195 per angler (single angler panga single room)
  • 7 Nights Lodging*
  • 6.5 Days of Guided Fishing
  • Ground transportation/driver's tips in Mexico
  • Dinner en route to the lodge
  • Food
  • *The trip may require an overnight in Tulum on the first night depending on driving conditions. This can add an additional cost of about $50. (we do not miss any fishing if the group leader elects to do this).

Not Included:

  • Airfare (flights are to/from Cancun)
  • Gratuity, this includes guides, bartenders, housekeeping, and kitchen staff. 
  • Cocktails/Beer
  • Other small expenses include optional laundry service, our tradition of buying the guides dinner on the last night, cocktails, and small personal expenses
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance (required)
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

About the Lodge and Other Details

The lodge is located in Punta Allen a few hundred feet off the water, within a 1-2 minute walk of the guide boats.  Rooms host 2 people per suite, and each suite has its own bathroom and shower.  You may request a single room for an additional charge. Dining is in the lodge's own restaurant on the first floor.

There is most often internet access, and we have an emergency contact number that you could be reached at if need be. Cell phones do not work down there.  Just as well. If you absolutely need to stay in reach, bring a satellite messenger or phone. 

Travel Terms and Conditions

A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the reservation.  Final payments are due 90 days prior to the departure date. For all trips scheduled less than 90 days out, full payment is required upon reservation.  Cancellations will forfeit all payments unless the adventure is booked to full capacity.  At this time customers will receive a refund minus a $100 administrative fee.  Anglers may reschedule an upcoming adventure more than 90 days prior to departure, but will be assessed a $100 administrative fee for the itinerary change. 

Red's Fly Shop and the destination outfitter are not responsible for loss of fishing days due to missed flights, sickness, injury, weather delays, or any other reason.  Red's Fly Shop also reserves the right to make alterations to the itinerary as deemed necessary or desirable, even if additional costs are passed onto members of the party.  Additionally, any expenditures caused by delays, or occurrences beyond the control of Red's Fly Shop are the responsibility of the guest.  Lost baggage, gear, rods, or other personal items are also not the responsibility of Red's Fly Shop or the destination outfitter.    Initial payment is acknowledgment that the guest has read and understands these policies. 

COVID 19 POLICY:  In the event that tourism travel to your destination is legally and formally prohibited due to Covid, or requires an extended quarantine, customers may move their payments in full to another adventure with no penalty.  If a refund is requested Red's will retain a $100 administrative fee.