Ascension Bay offers some of the most diverse flats fishing opportunities anywhere in the world. For anglers looking to enjoy multiple species during the same trip a visit to Grand Slam Lodge is a must. On any given day anglers may enjoy sight fishing to bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook. Other predators such as barracuda and jacks are also a welcome diversion.
Fishing is done from well equipped fiberglass pangas. The ocean side flats are home to large bonefish and permit. Anglers will spend most of their time exploring the vast flats system of the Sian Kaan biosphere in Ascension Bay. This huge protected body of water offers outstanding habitat for multiple species. After a day of fishing you can return to the secluded beach front Grand Slam Lodge. Guests enjoy accommodations in large ocean view cabins. After fishing stop at the main lodge for a beer or cocktail or go for a dip in the pool. Getting to Grand Slam is relatively easy thanks to frequent low costs flights into Cancun. After landing in Cancun a driver will pick you up and transfer you 2 hours to meet one of the fishing guides for a 1 hour boat ride to the lodge.
Rates are per person based on double occupancy and shared guide
High Season (October 1 to June 30)
7 Nights / 6 Days of Fishing = $5,330
6 Nights / 5 Days of Fishing = $4,600
5 Nights / 4 Days of Fishing = $3,870
4 Nights / 3 Days of Fishing = $3,140
3 Nights / 2 Days of Fishing = $2,410
Low Season (July 1 to September 30)
7 Nights / 6 Days of Fishing = $4,630
6 Nights / 5 Days of Fishing = $4,000
5 Nights / 4 Days of Fishing = $3,370
4 Nights / 3 Days of Fishing = $2,740
3 Nights / 2 Days of Fishing = $2,110
single angler rates are also available, call for pricing
Lodging, meals, professional guiding, taxes and transportation between the lodge and Cancun airport.
Flies and other fishing equipment (rod rental and fly purchase available at lodge), bar tab, laundry service, gratuities.
Grand Slam Lodge is located near the middle of Ascension Bay. This vast protected flats system is home to the Sian Kaan biosphere reserve. Ascension Bay is arguably one of the best places on earth to target mixed saltwater flats species on the fly. Anglers can expect excellent opportunities for bonefish, tarpon, permit, and snook. Other game fish such as jacks and barracuda are also prevalent.
We recommend anglers bring three rods when visiting Grand Slam if they wish to target multiple species: 8 weight for bonefish, 9 weight for permit and a 10 weight for tarpon, snook and barracuda. If fishing in pairs, often you can share the 9 and 10 weight but it is nice to have two bonefish rods in case you wade fish.
Ascension bay offers excellent year round opportunities for bonefish. Sight casting is the norm and the protected lagoons of Ascension bay hold large numbers of bonefish. When conditions are right the action is often excellent throughout the day.
Resident tarpon are found in Ascension Bay year round. Baby tarpon are often located in some of the mangrove systems, but much larger tarpon (some over 100lbs) roam larger flats. Tarpon can be encountered any month of the year. In the late spring additional migratory fish join the resident tarpon.
Ascension Bay is famous for its excellent opportunities for permit. Permit can be found year round on the flats systems with Ascension Bay. Permit prefer warmer water so mid winter fishing depends on weather. Stable high pressure days can produce decent shots but cold fronts will move the fish off the flats. Permit fishing becomes more stable in March and extends through October.
Ascension bay can offer exceptional snook fishing. This is a terrific gamefish that generally prefers to be in or near mangrove systems. At low tide snook will often leave the mangrove to cruise beaches. Sight casting to snook often involves making tight casts to snook that slowly cruise in and out of the mangrove roots.
Grand Slam Lodge is located along a private beach just north of the small village of Punta Allen. Guests will enjoy spacious air conditioned cabins with exceptional ocean views. After fishing a refreshing dip in the pool while enjoying a margarita is always welcome. The main lodge has a large bar, dining table and gathering area.
Breakfasts each morning are made to order. Guests also choose their lunch options for the following fishing day each evening which are packed in guide coolers the next day. Evening meals are based on local Mexican favorite dishes.