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GrandSlam Fly Fishing Lodge is remote enough to provide an away-from-it-all fishing experience, yet you’ll still have many luxuries you’d expect at a first-class resort…with trophy-sized permit as a bonus. Plus you don’t have to take another flight from Cancun or a rough boat trip to get to GrandSlam. It’s located on a narrow peninsula extending south of Tulum, near the fishing village of Punta Allen with 300 inhabitants. This peninsula protects the northeast end of Ascension Bay.
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The lodge has six beachfront villas, each with two separate rooms featuring contemporary interiors. The ground floor units have two king-size beds and the second level bedrooms have a king-size bed and a living area. All rooms have an ocean view Jacuzzi, oversized balcony with lounge chairs, a hammock, and a rod rack.
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In-Room Amenities • • • • • • • • • • • •
1 or 2 King Size beds 2 night tables 2 desk tables 1 TV (42’) 1 DVD player 2 towel baskets Closet Minibar (Extra Cost) IPOD docking station/Alarm clock Bathroom amenities Hair dryer Vanity mirror
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Cloth hangers/different styles Umbrella/s Iron and ironing board Coffee Machine Tray with ice bucket and 2 glasses Luggage holder Telephone Desk Fly tying station Private safe rod rack for fishing gear Fly Fishing magazines Electronic safety deposit box
This small-scale lodge hosts a maximum of 24 guests in 12 deluxe bedrooms that sit right on the beach with gorgeous sea views. Unlike some fishing lodges, here you’ll have air conditioning, 24-hour electricity and hot water, and no loud generator noise at night. GrandSlam is more like an upscale resort with king-sized beds, a flat screen television with satellite service and DVD player, an iPod docking station for music and a stocked mini bar in each room.
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This seafront restaurant bar and Terrace serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Exquisite local cuisine and traditional preparations will feature on the daily changing blackboard menu. There is also a catch-of-the-day option from the outdoor beach grill. Fishing trip lunch boxes are available upon request.
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Fishing This is a diverse fishery for experts and beginners alike. There are crystal clear flats with one to two feet of water that serve as home to a lot of smaller bonefish, and deeper three- to four-foot-deep flats where bigger bonefish and permit roam. There are restricted channels for longer fights since the fish canâ€™t run and tire out, deep holes for lurking monsters, protected areas when the wind kicks up, and a 70-mile reef for migrating game fish.
All fishing in the biosphere reserve is catch-and-release. There are plenty of fish in these waters and weâ€™ll give you the opportunity and the insider knowledge to catch them.
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Ascension Bay is world-renowned for its seemingly endless saltwater flats, and fishermen come here primarily seeking the challenge of the elusive permit and bonefish, plus a good chance to nail a Grand Slam. Landing a bonefish, tarpon and permit in the same day is like a hole-in-one for a golfer. Add a snook to the trio for a Super Slam.
The acknowledged strategy is to land a permit first since it is the most difficult to hook, and then go in search of tarpon since they may take time to locate. Last, go for bonefish about 4 or 5 p.m. They can get spooked by noisy boats during the day and head towards the outer beaches, but they always come back into the shallow waters of the bay for the night.
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Destination For avid fishermen, it doesn’t get any better than the new GrandSlam Fly Fishing Lodge in Ascension Bay, Mexico. Here, about an hour’s drive south of Tulum, is a pristine fishery in the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve. It hosts some of the biggest permit in the world and enormous schools of bonefish. With tarpon and snook on hand, it’s one of the world’s best places to go for a Grand Slam or Super Slam. Ascension Bay is one of the most pristine fisheries in the hemisphere. It’s part of the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It incorporates a 1.3 million-acre estuary
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teeming with fish, birds and other wildlife. Commercial fishing has been prohibited for decades, and catch-and-release is the policy within the reserve, so the fish naturally populate without human intrusion.
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Published on Nov 10, 2011
GrandSlam Fly Fishing Lodge is remote enough to provide an away-from-it-all fishing experience, yet you’ll still have many luxuries you’d ex...