We are a small family operated fly-in fly fishing lodge catering to a maximum of eight guests per week. Our unique wilderness location in the 1.6 million acre Wood River-Tikchik State Park gives us unparalleled access and opportunity to share Alaska's most diverse river and stream fly fishing with our guests.
We are located in the heart of Bristol Bay's trophy rainbow trout area with some of the highest concentrations of rainbow trout, Arctic grayling and Arctic char in Alaska. Additionally, our region offers some Alaska's best dry fly fishing. When you are standing in one of our rivers and it "turns on" with big rainbows and grayling sipping dry flies, there is no finer fly fishing experience on earth.
We hope to see you for a week of outstanding fly fishing on the beautiful rivers and streams surrounding Fishing Bear Lodge.
Your host at Fishing Bear Lodge: Justin Johns, Owner and Host. As soon as you step off the float plane you will feel as if you've arrived home. A place of beauty and wonder, where your Alaskan hosts Justin, Lisa, Conner and Kia Johns and their guides and cook staff treat you like an important friend. You are welcomed to a beautiful river front dining lodge, shown to your personal water front cabin and YOU are ready for a week of Alaska's finest river and stream fly fishing. Your rods are ready. Get your waders unpacked, let's GO! We'll look forward to you joining us and guiding you on Alaska's finest river and stream fly fishing. We are Alaska's best wilderness value and the only professional fishing and hunting state licensed Master Guide in the Wood River-Tikchik River State Park.
Fly-fishing experience at Fishing Bear Lodge: Expect a guide ration of 1:2. The agenda is based on the fishermen's desires. The local waterways encompass a series of rivers with interconnecting lakes. Fishermen are ferried throughout the water system via speed boats that allow for access to some of the smaller tributaries where fishing is amazing. The local area itself is amazing as the craggy mountains, and the ancient forests come together to form a perfect fishing habitat. A hot lunch is served streamside. Rainbow Trout are the primary target of fishermen who visit this lodge. Other fishing options include Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, and Sockeye Salmon. As far as eating goes, Sockeye Salmon are perhaps the best salmon for eating. Rainbow Trout and Arctic Char are also excellent dining options. The Grayling make wonderful meals too. The Northern Pike is also good to eat, but the fish is bony. Click here for quick link country guide.
A typical fly-fishing day at Fishing Bear Lodge: Please contact the host for more information.
Accommodation at Fishing Bear Lodge: Fishing Bear Lodge was hand built by its owners. We are a small family operated fly-in lodge catering to a maximum of eight guests per week. Our unique wilderness location is in the Wood-Tikchik State Park and gives our guests unparalleled access and opportunity to share in Alaska's most diverse river and stream fly fishing. Click here to view the lodge. Please contact the host to book your accommodation.
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Permits: It is best to go online to the Alaska Fish & Game Online Store and follow the instructions to purchase your fishing license. Be sure to add on the King stamp if you will be targeting Kings in July. Print out two copies and pack them in different locations. We cannot guide you if you do not have an Alaska fishing license. We do not sell licenses at the lodge. They can be purchased at the airport store.
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