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Capt. Edward Johnston with an Ascension Bay permit Crusing the flats in a Casa Blanca Lodge skiff Dr. Curt with another Ascension Bay permit

Fishing in the Yucatan

One of the finest saltwater flats' fisheries in the world. Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay have that rare mixture of environmental ingredients which create the ideal foundations for an abundance of wildlife. The crystal clear waters offer permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook, and a host of other species.

What makes this location so special is the Sian Ka'an National Park which was made a Mexican National Park in 1986 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay lie right in the heart of this 1.3 million acre reserve.

Captain 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.

Why take chances with your precious time? We've been there numerous times. There is no substitute for first-hand experience.

Don't forget to check our Last Minute Specials. Get extraordinary deals with our current lodge specials and last minute travel bargins.

Casa Blanca Lodge: The Caribbean's finest light tackle fishing. Big bones, tarpon, and plenty of permit. World record permit fishing in Ascension Bay. Serious Grand Slam territory! Beautiful reefs and flats. This extraordinary Lodge 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. Edward Johnston with a nice Ascension Bay permit
Now with Air-conditioning in every room! Hot Fishing - Cool Rooms!
Premium space is always scarce. If you want to go there give us a call. If you have been there then you know already, if you haven't been, then go now! Just remember, Edward Johnston told you!

Grand Slam Deluxe Fly Fishing Lodge: The new Grand Slam Deluxe Fly Fishing Lodge is located on the scenic ocean-side beach of the fishing village of Punta Allen, on the northern edge of Ascension Bay. Sight cast for bones, tarpon and permit in crystalline waters and spend your evenings in luxury.

Small Ascension Bay Tarpon Playa Blanca Lodge: Located a beautiful beach between Espiritu Santo Bay and Ascension Bay. This lodge features a laid-back atmosphere and a beautiful beach, but has incredible expanses of crystal-clear shallow flats and undisturbed mangrove marshes. Playa Blanca is one of only two Lodges licensed to fish Espiritu Santo Bay. Great accommodations, delicious food, and Mayan ruins. High client approval rate.

Casa Redonda Suites:Casa Redonda is a place to enjoy life at natures pace. The resort delivers seclusion and intimacy. You can simply relax or enjoy a wide range of activities. Couples and honeymooners will enjoy the romantic ambience of the beach. Casa Redonda is nestled on a private beach between Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay 120 miles south of Cancun.

Pesca Maya Lodge at Ascension Bay: The prolific fishery of Ascension Bay is just a few miles to the south and the legendary flats of Boca Paila are just a few miles to the north. Recently re-modeled, the lodge is situated on a beautiful beach at your footstep overlooking the Caribbean sea.

Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge : The Yucatan Peninsula is famous as one of the Caribbean’s best shallow water flats fishing destinations. This lodge is not located in the Sian Ka'an National Park. It is located at the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula on a small island named Isla Holbox. The island of Holbox is approximately ten miles long and one mile wide with a nice beach on the northern Gulf of Mexico side and a mangrove estuary on the other side. The island is also home to tarpon, both large and small plus an assortment of other favorite species.

A Visit to Ascension Bay: Team Homosassa, led by Captain Edward Russell Johnston of Leisure Time Travel. Our team of anglers re-set 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.

Dr. Dick's mammoth Ascension Bay permit
Best Times To Fish: Ascension Bay is one of the finest saltwater flats' fisheries in the world. Your Greatest chance to catch a permit is here.

Last Minute Specials: When the lodges have a week that has not been booked as of a certain date, they will run "special deals" to try and get the particular weeks booked. We research our lodges and post all the current specials on this site! Better act quick before the deals are all gone!

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