We recently hosted the 4th Annual Palometa Club Permit Tournament, April 1-8. The Palometa Club once again teamed up with Hatch Reels as the lead sponsor for the annual event to benefit the Jon Ain Fund at Bonefish Tarpon Trust as well as the schoolchildren of Punta Allen, Mexico. The event again raised over $6000 [...]
Dear Anglers, Friends, and Club Members, Thank you in advance for checking out the enclosed Palometa Club Off-Season Newsletter. It is filled to the gunnels with announcements related to next season. There are also reports and images from the recent campaign. I am confident you will find it very informative as well as entertaining – [...]
Friend and well known writer, Chris Santella (the guy who did the "fifty places to fly fish before you die" books) paid us a short visit at the Club this Spring in hopes of writing an article about the Mayan fly fishing guide community in Punta Allen, Mexico. Needless to say, TPC guides were the [...]
David Leake was recently interviewed by Don Causey, editor of the Angling Report in the June 2012 issue. The subject for debate was to address the false reports of fishing pressure on Ascension Bay. Thank you to Mr. Causey for allowing us to set the record straight. Angling Report Article: Angling Report-Punta Allen-Interview CLICK [...]
By: Mike Gifford - Country Pleasures Fly Shop - Calgary, Alberta Palometa Club May 4-11 May 4 saw the arrival of another gaggle of Canadians at the Club. Several of the group recovering from sunburns and bruising resultant from playing water polo on our day spent at Bahia Principe Resort before heading down to the [...]
After dinner fly-tying session with clients and guides along with guide Carlos' boy, Emanuel... representing the future guides of Pt. Allen. Also representative of the old school boutique fishing lodge where the guides cannot get enough and the guests become close friends and family.
Multi-repeat Tailwaters client and friend, Steve Henriksen, and crew (Mark Godvin, Cary Williams, Curtis Baker) enjoyed a short week post-Easter at the Club and had this to say about his trip and his 11th hour birthday permit. I learned later he did not remember it was his birthday until his wife informed him upon his [...]
Well we all have em…. A period in our work year that seems to have more gravity then the norm. An event that causes more stress than it should and insists on a complete self-exam previous to its arrival. The group that was in last week was just that for The Palometa Club. For whatever [...]
Story written by TPC guest, John Chinuntdet and photographs provided by Tonya Crowe-Chinuntdet Alonzo, our head guide, whispered, "John, make a cast at 9 o'clock. There is a big school of permit 45 feet away moving off the flat." I saw black dorsal and tail fins waving over the deep grassy flat and thought, "There [...]
Jason Lindsey, fellow permit sick-o, and Utah resident landed our 99th and 100th permit of the 2012 campaign over the weekend. Well done, Jason! We are on track for 200.