Welcome to The Palometa Club

…an exclusive fly fishing lodge located in Punta Allen, Mexico on the northeastern edge of the famed shallow saltwater flats of Ascension Bay. We take pride in offering the most elevated lodge experience and sophisticated fishing program on the Yucatan.

While we have become recognized as one of the planet’s premier permit fishing lodges, the flats of Ascension Bay offer anglers consistent opportunities for bonefish, tarpon, snook, triggerfish, barracuda, jack crevalle, and more. We hang our hats on our 1:1 guide to angler ratio, our unique techniques and approach, and our all-star staff of local, professional guides. The Palometa Club is anything but a “fishing motel”, rather a boutique, old school fishing lodge in the purist form. We focus on the aspects of what make a good fishing trip and excellent fishing trip. As hundreds of our repeat guests will attest, the Palometa Club is destination you will migrate back to year after year.

“If you want to catch a permit on the fly, there is no question that you stand a better chance here than any place I know.” – Lefty Kreh

Palometa Club Quick Hits

Yucatan Peninsula – Mexico

The Palometa Club is located in Punta Allen, Mexico, on the northern shores of Ascension Bay. Guests fly commercially to Cancun (CUN) and are escorted by ground and water transport approximately three and one half hours to the lodge.

One of a kind 2-guide per boat program provides a 1 on 1 guide : angler ratio. Ascension Bay is arguably the world’s most consistent and reliable permit fishery, and Palometa Club guests have landed thousands of permit in its history. The bay and surrounding backcountry also offer year-round opportunity for bonefish, snook, tarpon, jack crevalle, triggerfish, barracuda, several species of reef fish and sharks.

For our 2024 season, we are open January 19 – June 28 and July 28 – December 4, 2024.

Fishing considered good whenever lodge is open, however there are idiosyncrasies to each month to consider. March – May are our most popular months with the angling community, however the winter and summer months the last few seasons have actually witnessed better fishing conditions and higher catch rates! You run the risk of a cold front making things interesting during the winter, but as a whole this is an excellent time to fish Ascension Bay. There are VERY FEW other boats around and all species are present. The brief period we are open in summer months can also be fantastic with lighter breezes and far less activity from competing lodges – not to mention the prospects of larger migratory tarpon.

Palometa Club is ideal for folks like enjoy the laid back and familial “mom and pop” atmosphere, and are serious about their fishing. If you are interested in targeting permit, there is no better fishery or guide team out there. If you are hoping for a grand slam kind of experience, Ascension Bay offers the best odds for all species including snook. Accommodations are not the Ritz, but are new, fresh, clean, recently updated, and very well maintained – and the cuisine is absolutely over the top. Non-anglers are welcome guests, however there are not a ton of organized non-angling activities in the sleepy village of Punta Allen.

7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing based on shared room / boat is $4750 in 2024.  Shorter packages available on a case by case basis. Additional expenses include airfare to Cancun and recommended tip of $600/week. (See Rates for Details)

Ascension Bay is a Diverse Fishery

While our brand is unmistakably focused on the permit fishing program, our guides are more than happy to switch gears to target the multitude of other species available on Ascension Bay. Whether its plinking around the mangroves for tarpon and snook, or enjoying a long wade for bonefish, we encourage our guests to explore other facets that make our fishery so dynamic. Other gamefish such as jack crevalle, sharks, barracuda, triggerfish, and a multitude of other reef species are very much a part of the program. This diversity in species available guarantees a bend in the rod is never too far away on Ascension Bay.

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Learn about our Rising Tide Charitable & Conservations Efforts…

Our goal is to enhance the fundraising efforts for the benefit of Punta Allen, Mexico and its residents; as well as lead conservation initiatives in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere to protect this incredible natural resource forever. The Rising Tide Fund provides a vehicle for guests and key sponsors to contribute financially to the cause.

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Our Guiding Philosophy


Experienced saltwater anglers know the difference between a great trip and an expensive boat ride can often hinge on who is doing the guiding! Our guides all speak English and are on the water over 300 days a year either guiding gringo fly anglers or fishing the commercial lobster season. Unlike some other lodges in the area that employ seasonal guides from other regions in Mexico, The Palometa Club maintains a stable of the best and local independent contractors from Punta Allen that are, by definition, professional fly fishing guides. They pridefully run their own boats, are serious fly tiers, epic casters, calm instructors, and collectively have decades of experience hosting anglers on Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay. Many of our guides have been with us since day one, and are respected as some of the best in the business.

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