Many believe a true saltwater experience is all about wading flats or poling skiffs. Yet, Ascension Bay guides are more than happy to go well off the beaten track in search of backwater tarpon and snook. In some instance though this involved bog trotting through deep mud in a tangle of mangroves. The trek through black sludge (right) was well worth it as it put you on fish more than willing to take a fly. Our first excursion into this gooey stuff which beauty salons would pay a fortune for yielded nol ess than four tarpon and a decent sized snook.
The prize for trudging through mangrove mud was snook laid up and waiting to pounce on anything that came within striking distance