Fisherman Lodge is the perfect place if you are looking for superb fishing in one of the most pristine areas that you can cast a line. Having individual guides means that targeting grand slams is that much easier as you can concentrate on particular species on different days. This is also an amazing place to take any non-fishing partner as the range of other activities that are available in this tropical paradise are numerous and absorbing.
Fisherman Lodge is situated in a huge international wildlife park that spans some 1,300,000 acres of prime fishing flats. It is ranked as some of the best fly fishing Ascension Bay has to offer and is surrounded by pristine mangrove-lined shores with a backdrop of the lush green rainforest.
The main Village of Punta Allen is approx 32 miles off the beaten track and 3 hours from the hustle and bustle of the city of Cancun. One of the things that keeps the fish and other animals in this part of Mexico so well looked after is that it is inside the huge protected area known as the Sian Ka’an Biosphere. This protection preserves that areas habitats on land as well as in the sea and the knock-on effect is that the local wildlife really prospers.
The area is famed for its hoards of decent sized Bonefish, very large Permit, Snook and good numbers of small to medium-sized Tarpon as well as some larger ones during the migration.
With the open ocean, hundreds of flats and a huge network of mangrove-lined backwaters a weeks fishing at Fisherman Lodge will see you targeting a multitude of different species in the same week. With so many species to go for it is worth taking several different setups with you, we would recommend 7#, 8# and 10# rods. As with all fly fishing for powerful species, reels need to have smooth drags and be able to hold suitable amounts of backing depending on the fish that you are targeting.
All the guides at Fisherman Lodge have guided and been fly fishing this location for many years. Because of this, they know the area and the fish that live there very well. One of the great things about Fisherman Lodge is having two guides per boat. This allows you and your boat partner the freedom to fish different spots at the same time.
Whether you are experienced in saltwater fishing or would like to try it for the first time, a trip to Fisherman Lodge is highly recommended as the guides are excellent teachers and a week with them will sharpen up your skills with the rod. They speak good English and are masters of manoeuvring the shallow flats without detection from wary fish.
If you are a non-angler then Fisherman Lodge still has a great deal to offer. Ocean Eco-Tours are a fantastic chance for nature lovers to see some of the wildlife that Ascension bay is home to, such as sea turtles, many different rays, sharks, crocodiles and even the occasional whale shark.
The area is also a great place for avid snorkellers and the lodge has local experts on hand to take experienced and novice snorkelers to experience all the bays wonders with the safety that comes with local knowledge. If you would rather see the bay from the top of the water, there are excellent Kayak tours. These tours will allow guests and their guide to get close and personal with the local flora and fauna that Ascension Bay is famed for.
For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have.