ASCENSION BAY is the crown jewel
…Undoubtedly the best flats fishing opportunity for bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and barracudas on beautiful crystal clear flats
The seaside watersports village of Akumal in Quintana Roo Mexico offers a long list of activities, restaurants, services, boutiques, dive shops, and fishing opportunities. The name “Akumal” is Mayan for “place of the turtle” and offers a beautiful setting on sandy white beaches, swaying palms, sun, surf, and a feeling of paradise. This gem of the Caribbean has 3 beautiful bays — Half Moon bay, greater Akumal bay and Aventuras Akumal bay — for snorkeling, tropical reefs for scuba diving and fishing.
If you are looking for good flats fishing in Akumal or fishing for bonefish, fishing for tarpon or fishing for permit, definitively, world famous Bocapaila and Ascension Bay flats are your best choice. We choose the area according to your preference or weather conditions. Light tackle fisherman will find many opportunities to catch different species and have a great day.
Family fishing trips are available with our kids program. We focus on snappers or small bonefish, either with spinning rods or handlines for kids younger than 6 years. They will love the action! We will try bottom fishing and spot fishing near the mangroves. A day that you wont forget.
If you are a beginner or if it’s your first time flyfishing, we will primarily target schools with small bonefish (1–2 pounds), because the school is easier to see, you can cast close to the school edge and they will compete for your flies (most times). When your eyes get used to see bonefish swimming or bonefish tailing and your casting in the wind, then the guide will work the flats positioning the wind on your back and will help you to spot the fish. Barracudas, Snappers and Jacks complement the menu.
Wind protection is one of the great advantages of this area. Unlike Bahamas , here we can fish for bonefish 365 days of the year. Of course in Tulum and all the Yucatan Peninsula we get very windy days, from South East, East and North, but we can always find protected flats or lagoons where we can see and cast at bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, jacks, barracudas, Spanish mackerels, and other species.
For more details please check out our fishing opportunities in Ascension Bay.