As you know, we rarely, if ever, plug lodges and vacation deals on this site … but this is a smokin’ good option that comes from a well-trusted source, Tony Fotopulos from Carbondale, Colorado.


If you’re looking for bonefish … maybe a permit … maybe some tarpon, Ascension Bay in Mexico is a good place to go. Here’s an “inside scoop” deal: Some of the local guides have opened a new lodge called Casa Viejo Chac. Nobody knows that water better than these guys. This is a small (six angler, three boat) operation. The food is apparently fantastic. The real bargain is that it costs $1300 for the week (six days guided fishing), including room and food. You fly to Cancun. There’s a website up (with more details) at Assume you can spend at least $2900 for the same type of trip at other Ascension Bay lodges. There are limited openings between March and May. Just remember, you heard it here first.


P.S. No matter how this lodge takes off, I’m nominating its mark as the best flyfishing logo on the planet …