Casa Blanca Lodge

Casa Blanca Lodge-Ascension Bay, Mexico

After three visits Dr. Rob finally got his permit at Casa Blanca Cruising the flats in a Dolphin Skiff at Casa Blanca Edward Johnston with a typical Ascension Bay permit

Casa Blanca

Casa Blanca Lodge

Casa Blanca's Main Paplapa

Casa Blanca is located on the south side of Ascension Bay at Punta Pajaros, the northern tip of Isla Casa Blanca in the Mexican province of Quintana Roo on the Caribbean Sea and shares its borders with Belize and Guatemala.

Strategically located within the protective boundaries of the Sian Ka'an Reserve. This 1.3 million acre natural reserve is operated by the Mexican government and surrounds Casa Blanca from the outside world.

A short 45 minute flight from Cancun lands you at Punta Pajaros which is within site of the lodge. As far as fishing lodges go, Casa Blanca is definitely first class. The seaside rooms are large and well appointed. There is an abundance of staff. The food is an excellent combination of Mexican, Mayan, and American dishes. The service is great. And the water is very drinkable and purified as it comes from a reverse osmosis system. We rate Case Blanca as one of the top lodges in the Caribbean.

Casa Blanca Skiffs
The lodge has a fleet of new custom designed Dolphin Super Skiffs. All the boats are built for flats fishing and are rigged with poling platform, fiberglass push pole, ample rod and dry storage, and comfortable deck mounted seats. Each captain has a radio for communication. There are several major advantage of Dolphins Skiffs over Mexican built panga's. The Dolphin's are quieter when poling, they are more comfortable under-way, they are nicer to fish out of, and they allow you access very shallow water where the larger boats can not go.

Casa Blanca accesses one of the finest saltwater flats' fisheries in the world. Ascension Bay has a rare combination of environmental ingredients which create the ideal foundations for an abundance of wildlife.
Casa Blanca's Main lodge
The flats of Ascension Bay are surrounded by a series of small freshwater springs and creeks which feed the brackish mangrove estuaries. These areas are used as feeding grounds for flats and reef species. Along the coast, a complex chain of submerged islands and little cays provide the ideal habitat for a shallow-water coral ecosystem. The coral heads absorb the brunt of the pounding waves, which creates a tranquil setting in the flats even if the outside ocean is rough. The lodge is ideally situated on the south side of the bay, enabling you to reach even the most remote areas of the bay and avoid the daily haul across open waters to the best fishing areas, including Tres Maris and Esperanza. There is an area called "Laguna Santa Rosa" which is located on the south side of the bay and is a good place to fish especially it becomes too windy elsewhere.

Ascension Bay offers the light-tackle saltwater fisherman one of the most diverse selections of game fish in the world.
Daryl with a nice Acension Bay permit
When conditions are right, the angler can cast to bonefish, permit, barracuda, tarpon, jacks, cubera snapper, mutton snapper, snook, sharks, and several different reef species in a single week of fishing. This area is without a doubt one of the best place in the world to catch a world record permit. Tarpon are caught throughout the year, but May and June are probably the best time if tarpon is your main quarry. There are several large lakes near the lodge, which are accessed by Jon boat, and hold tarpon year round. Bonefish are numerous all the time. Now with air-conditioning in every room! May and June are some of the best fishing months on Ascension Bay. The wind dies down, the migratory tarpon stack up in the back of the bay, bonefish and permit are tailing on the flats. The days are long and sunny and the nights are, well, summer nights in the tropics. So, Casa Blanca has installed new, state of the art, remote controlled air-conditioners with dehumidifiers in all ten rooms. Now you can wake up refreshed from a good nights sleep ready to fish!

The 2011 rate for a one week stay is as follows: from October - February 12th- $3,545.00, from February 12th through May 28th-$4,35.00 and from May 28th through July 2nd-$3,545.00. Casa Blanca's 2011 rates will remain the same as 2010.
An Acension Bay Double

Not included are alcoholic beverages, gratuities for guide, departure taxes, and items of personal nature. Cancun Mexico is easily accessible by direct scheduled airline service. Reserve your spot now while there is space available! Click here for rates.

"Team Homosassa" is a "Leisure Time Travel" group of anglers who visit Casa Blanca Lodge every year. In November 1997 our team of anglers re-set (established 1994 & 1996) the Casa Blanca Lodge record for most permit in one week to 30 despite the fact that three days of fishing were hampered by strong northeast winds and a cold front. To read a report of the trip click here

Edward Russell Johnston, of Leisure Time Travel, has visited this part of the Yucatan peninsula 29 times in the past twenty years and has caught 80 permit on a fly at Ascension Bay. Whether you are serious angler or just looking for an enjoyable fishing itinerary, call us! There is no substitute for experience!

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Capt. Johnston with his 56th Ascension Bay permit Big John Lafleur with a tarpon  (tarpon looks very small) Capt. Johnston's 78th permit, small but still a permit!

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Edward. Johnston with a snook Tibor Reel - it helps to have the right equipment Edward Johnston with a permit

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Casa Blanca- Ascension Bay, Mexico