Our Clients Speak
"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."
Ascension Bay, Mexico
- February 1st - 8th, 2020 - Hosted by Craig Chittenden (Red's Pro Guide)
- March 7th - 14th, 2020 - Hosted by Shan Sedgewick (Red's Pro Guide)
- March 21st - 28th, 2020 - Hosted by James St. Clair (Red's Pro Guide)
Planning Resources for Ascension Bay Trips
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!
Contact Joe Rotter directly at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Cost and Details
- 7 Nights Lodging*
- 6.5 Days of Guided Fishing
- Ground transportation/driver's tips in Mexico
- Dinner en route to the lodge
- *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).
- Airfare (flights are to/from Cancun)
- Gratuity, this includes guides, bartenders, housekeeping, and kitchen staff.
- 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) http://www.medjetassist.com/redsflyshop
- 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% deposit is due within 10 days of the reservation. Reservations booked online using credit cards are subject to additional financing charges. Final payments are due 60 days from the departure date. For all trips scheduled less than 60 days out, full payment is required upon reservation.
For all Reds Fly Shop travel adventures, both deposits and final payments are non-refundable unless a client is replaced. i.e. you (or we) can find someone to take your spot. Both your deposit and final payment can be transferred to another client for the same trip. Red's Fly Shop reserves the right to apply a $100 processing fee for itinerary changes.
Red's Fly Shop is 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 cost is 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.
Final Payment is acknowledgment the guest has read and understands these policies and those included in the accompanying waiver.