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in quest of one fish and one fish only ...

Capt. Jesus Castillo
March 15, 2012
Ascension Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Pesca Maya, the name alone has romantic overtures, many couples come to fish and maybe frolic, too. In my case the romance was all about the search for the elusive "Permit", the guides call them "Palometa" fly fishers name them the "Diablo" of the flats mostly because one has a devil of a time trying to catch a big one anywhere in the worlds ocean. Many fly fishers have invested thousand and thousands of minutes and mucho money only to go away empty handed again and again. This year I thought I would celebrate my 69th year with a personal gift to travel to the famous Pesca Maya lodge in quest of one fish and one fish only. Five nights top class accommodation and four days on the water with only one thought in mind. A big permit on a fly!

Day 1, after an overnight in Dallas TX... I arrive in Cancun, wash my throat down with a rum and coke, and endure the three hour taxi trip to the Lodge... good news... the first two hours are a series of speed bumps, wait for it here is another "Topes" ... the last hour is just a series of bumps in general, don't overestimate the Mexican slowdowns as life is just getting better with each passing mile and the scenery has some amazing highlights... ocean on one side, bay on the other and a bridge that is working that was destroyed just a few years ago. Boca Paila was once the center of fly fishing here, now we head for Punta Allen and beyond with the amazing guides at Pesca Maya. Lodge in sight, room a dream, dinner with Fly guys from Calgary, Alberta, Germany and Wyoming, wine much better than advertised, looking forward to "Mr. Palometa" I.e. Permit in the morning.

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Target Species:

permit, tarpon, bonefish

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We started in 1996 with our Lodge in Ascension Bay, outfitting anglers to catch bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook. We gained our reputation among fishermen all over the world, which not only makes our anglers come back year after year, but also makes them bring their friends and families along.Pesca Maya offers you services for lodging and fishing all over the Yucatan. We take you where the action is: wether you want to catch giant tarpon, sailfish, marlin or dorado / mahi-mahi

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Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge & Travel
calle Urano # 101A
Cancun, 77500
Phone: 52-998-848-2496
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