Kay Fly Lodge

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Kay Fly Lodge offers exceptional flats fishing and authentic Mexican hospitality at an unrivaled value. Located in the small fishing village of Punta Allen, Kay Fly allows for easy access to the famed flats of Ascension Bay and the Boca Paila lagoon system. This 1.3 million-acre fishery is located within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage site protected from commercial fishing. Here, seasoned guides specialize in targeting Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, and Snook. Devoted anglers and novices will enjoy the intimate lodge’s relaxed atmosphere and remarkable service.

Who It’s For

  • Permit junkies
  • Novice to advanced anglers
  • Fishing oriented couples


When To Go

Ascension Bay can provide phenomenal flats fishing year-round. Typically the most consistent Permit fishing falls in the spring and summer months, from March through September. Bonefish and resident Tarpon are present around Punta Allen year-round. 

Weather in this subtropical climate is relatively stable throughout the year, with average highs in the 80s. The warmer months, June through August, often bring more frequent rains as well as the occasional hurricane. The cooler season falls from December through February and tends to have less rain, but cold fronts become a risk.


The Ascension Bay region is well-known for being a world-class Permit destination. Anglers here will generally have opportunities to cast at feeding Permit averaging 10-15 pounds. Larger fish up to 30 pounds can be found any time of year. Similar to other fisheries, Permit here can be frustrating due to their discerning nature. Do yourself a favor and practice casting heavy crab patterns in the wind before targeting Permit in Ascension Bay.


Bonefish are found abundantly in the numerous flats near Punta Allen. Many flats feature a hard sand bottom that makes for excellent footing. There are also many flats ideally suited for fishing from the boat, for anglers who prefer not to wade fish. Due to their prolific numbers and obliging feeding habits, the Bonefish of Ascension Bay make an excellent fly rod target for beginners and experts alike.


In the Boca Paila lagoon system north of Ascension Bay, Juvenile Tarpon averaging 10-30 pounds can be found year-round. Larger Tarpon can also be found with some regularity in the spring and summer seasons.

Other Species

In addition to the big three flats species, the Ascension Bay area offers an exceptional Snook fishery. These strong ambush predators love to crush baitfish patterns in the mangroves, and they round out the ‘super slam’ potential of the region. Anglers exploring the expansive flats commonly encounter a variety of species, including Barracuda, Jacks, and Sharks.


At Kay Fly, you’ll fish from the standard Mexican Panga. These very seaworthy vessels are the customary boats found throughout the Caribbean. Each boat features rod storage and spacious casting decks.


A range of rod sizes with matching reels will be necessary for a week at Kay Fly Lodge. We recommend bringing 4 rods: a 6/7wt for Bonefish, an 8wt all-purpose, a 9wt for Permit, and a 10-12wt for Tarpon. Your guides will help you rig appropriately for the day’s fishing. We recommend adhering to the packing and equipment lists provided by Trident.


Day 1: From Home to Kay Fly Lodge

A week-long trip at Kay Fly Lodge typically runs from Saturday to Saturday. Getting to the lodge begins with a Saturday flight to Cancun, Mexico (CUN). Once you’ve arrived in Cancun, a Kay Fly representative will drive you approximately 2 hours to Boca Paila, where you will board a 90-minute boat transfer to the lodge.

Days 2 - 7: The Fishing Days

Fishing days start with a full breakfast before heading out with your guide for the day. Lunch is typically served on the water, allowing you to rejuvenate and rehydrate. Following an afternoon fishing session, you’ll return to the lodge to unwind and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. After dinner, enjoy cocktails and stories at the bar, relax on the beach, or retire early.

Day 8: From Kay Fly Lodge to Home

After your week of fishing, you’ll enjoy breakfast on Saturday morning before beginning your 90-minute boat transfer back to Boca Paila, where a Kay Fly representative will drive you 2 hours back to Cancun. Once you’ve arrived in Cancun, you’ll board your flight to your home destination.



Kay Fly Lodge comprises a two-story building with six air-conditioned guest rooms. Each room features a private bath, WiFi, ceiling fans, and storage space for clothing and gear. Five of the six rooms feature two double beds, and the sixth room features a queen-sized bed. 

The lodge also offers a relaxing outdoor bar, a deck with two lounging areas, and direct beach access.


The food at Kay Fly Lodge is an authentic fusion of Mexican and regional dishes, typically including fresh seafood, local produce, and home-baked goods. Hearty breakfasts feature bold Mexican coffee, fruit, and eggs. Delicious cooler lunches are packed in the panga to be enjoyed on the water. Dinners consist of home-cooked favorites such as traditional sopas and mouthwatering desserts. After dinner, the well-stocked bar is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beverage and unwind with friends.


Complimentary WiFi is available in the lodge. Although it is generally a reliable service, it can be affected by adverse weather conditions. Cell service may be available at the lodge depending on your service plan.


2024 Fishing Packages

Trident Travel’s expert planning service is free of charge. The rates below are the same as you would pay by booking directly with the lodge. 

Rates are subject to change at any time. Contact us for the most current pricing. 

Double Occupancy / Shared Boat (Per Person)

3 Nights / 2 Days = $1,665

4 Nights / 3 Days = $2,330

5 Nights / 4 Days = $2,825

6 Nights / 5 Days = $3,295

7 Nights / 6 Days = $3,800


Single Occupancy / Private Boat (Per Person) 

3 Nights / 2 Days = $2,670

4 Nights / 3 Days = $3,560

5 Nights / 4 Days = $4,445

6 Nights / 5 Days = $5,340

7 Nights / 6 Days = $6,145

What's Included:

  • Lodging
  • All meals
  • Guided fishing
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Taxes
  • Complimentary WiFi

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from Cancun (CUN)
  • Gratuities for the guides
  • Gratuities for the lodge staff
  • All fishing equipment
  • Round-trip airport transfers (CUN)
  • Fishing license
  • Alcoholic beverages


What skill level is required for this trip?

Kay Fly Lodge offers something for everyone, from Bonefish for beginners to Permit for advanced anglers. To target Permit specifically, anglers should be comfortable casting heavy crab patterns accurately at 60 feet in the wind.

What should I do to prepare for a week of fly fishing in Mexico?

Most importantly, you should practice casting in windy conditions. As with any saltwater trip, wind can be a major factor in Mexico. Also, purchasing the right gear, tackle, and clothing is important - use our recommended packing lists. You should think about your goals for the trip so that you can relay them to your guides. And lastly, figure out your travel logistics well in advance.

Is Kay Fly Lodge Suitable for Families?

Kay Fly Lodge is best suited for dedicated anglers or fishing-focused groups. If you’re looking for a lodge with non-angling activities for families, there are other options we’d recommend.

How many other anglers will be there?

Kay Fly Lodge has a capacity of 10 anglers.

Is the water safe to drink?

Yes, purified drinking water is always available at the lodge.

How does money work in Mexico?

Mexico’s currency is the Mexican peso (MXN). U.S. dollars are readily accepted in Mexico, but change will be given in pesos. Please bring enough cash to cover gratuities and incidentals.

Do the guides speak English?

Yes, all the guides at Kay Fly Lodge are fluent in English and Spanish.

Do I need travel insurance?

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. We recommend Travel Guard, a well-established insurance company that offers excellent, affordable policies designed for angling travel.


What happens if I'm injured or have an emergency requiring evacuation?

Every situation is different when medical and security emergencies happen. To ensure you’re protected when things don’t go as planned, we highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue.

Is traveling to Mexico safe?

Mexico is generally considered a safe destination for international tourists. As with any international travel, use common sense and keep your wits about you. Once at the lodge, crime is of little concern.


What kind of electrical outlets are there?

Electrical outlets are the same as in the U.S. - 110 Volt AC power.

Are alcoholic beverages included?

While alcohol is not included in the package, Kay Fly Lodge offers a very well-stocked cash bar with a great bartender. You may also stop along the way (Playa del Carmen or Tulum) and pick up any beverages you’d like for the week.


What is the weather like?

The climate of Ascension Bay is subtropical with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees F throughout the year.  Lows during winter months rarely drop below 70 and highs during the warmest months are only occasionally above 100.  April and May tend to be the warmest months and cold fronts in the late fall or early winter generally bring the coolest temperatures.

Is tipping customary in Mexico?

Yes, tipping is customary although it is at your discretion. Tipping 15-20 % of your trip total per person is recommended. Please plan on tipping in cash.

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