Palometa Club: Ascension Bay, Mexico
Almost sixty percent of the permit caught around the world each year are landed on the flats of Ascension Bay according to the IGFA. This is due to the numbers of fish present and the skills of the local guides. The newest resort in Punta Allen may be named for the Spanish word for permit, but there’s so much more to this new destination than just this fish. This world renowned fishery is home to enough rod bending action to occupy many lifetimes. Add the palometa to the hordes of bonefish, tarpon, snook, jacks, and offshore species and it’s easy to see why this fishery should be on your list of places to visit.
The lodge is run by the former managers of ABBC, Dick and Kaye Cameron. They applied their extensive knowledge of the Yucatan fishing experience when they built this new beachfront lodge. The Palometa Club can hold up to 12 guests in six comfortable rooms, each complete with air conditioning, fan, and hot shower. The lodge comes equipped with modern satellite phones, 24 hour power, and broadband wireless internet, so it’s easy to remain in touch with the rest of the world. Both the in house staff and guiding staff came over with the Camerons when they opened. This translates to a high level of service unheard of for a new lodge. One of the region’s best chefs prepares tasty local dishes and margaritas can be enjoyed at the popular outdoor bar.