Central America offers some of the best tropical saltwater flats fishing in the world. Regardless of target species, Mexico, in particular, is known for its abundance of fish, miles of wadeable water, and wide-open wilderness. It’s unsurprising, therefore, that some of the finest fly fishing lodges in the world also exist in Mexico. Maybe you’ve heard about the Ascension Bay fishery, maybe you haven’t… but trust us, there are few other places with more productive saltwater flats fishing. From Permit to Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, and much more, Mexico is a dream destination for the traveling angler. Plus, it’s a great place for a vacation, regardless of the fishing experience.
Luckily, we’ve visited Mexico multiple times and have curated a select group of lodges, all with different strengths and weaknesses, for a variety of anglers. If you’re looking to spend a week chasing Permit or Bonefish, Mexico is the place to do it. The lodges we’ve partnered with are the best of the best and offer unparalleled service, fishing, and food. All of these lodges will happily cater to individuals, groups, families, and more. And, if someone in your group doesn’t want to fly fish, there are tons of other activities nearby like hiking the Mayan Ruins, eco-tours, and much more.
One such lodge is the Palometa Club. The Palometa Club is an in-town lodge that’s known for its casual atmosphere and comfortable accommodations. This is a great lodge for friends, groups, and even fish-focused couples. The Palometa Club offers anglers the chance at a variety of species, but it is known for its heightened focus on Permit, the holy grail of fly fishing. Permit are some of the most difficult fish to catch on a fly rod because of their spooky, finicky nature and particularly picky appetites. Some anglers travel for months to catch a single Permit. Of course, the seasonality of a fishery plays a role… but we can give you all of that advice to increase your chances.
If you’d rather fish for Bonefish, The Palometa Club can cater to that wish, too. Bonefish are a lot of fun to catch on a fly rod because of their torpedo-shaped body and long, screaming runs. These fish are some of the hardest fighting fish pound-for-pound in tropical saltwater. They’re also usually easier to catch than Permit so anglers can focus on Permit in the morning and catch a few Bonefish before the day is over.
Plus, Ascension Bay is home to Tarpon and a variety of other target species. There’s a reason anglers who fish this part of the world go back. The variety of species, the multitude of fly fishing opportunities, and the beautiful scenery and weather is worth fishing for a lifetime. If you’re curious about any of the lodges we book in Mexico, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and ask for some expert advice. And, if you already know where you want to go and what you want to catch, Book Now! Spots fill up fast.