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About Us


"I have been going to Fishing Bear each year for the past 11 years.
I also go to other lodges and destinations at least twice each year. Justin Johns and his staff are by far the most accommodating of any.
There is none more beautiful."

- J.W. San Francisco, CA

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About Us


"I have been going to Fishing Bear each year for the past 11 years.
I also go to other lodges and destinations at least twice each year. Justin Johns and his staff are by far the most accommodating of any.
There is none more beautiful."

- J.W. San Francisco, CA

About Us

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!

Fishing Bear Lodge at the mouth of the Peace River is in the heart of the 1.6 million acre Wood River-Tikchik River State Park. Our setting is hailed as one of Alaska's most beautiful locations with it's peaceful flowing waterfront amidst a surrounding background of spire clad mountains. A perfect setting for a fly fishing operation that does it right.

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.


Fishing Bear Lodge is a family owned operation with a passion for the wilds of Alaska. 


 Fishing Bear Lodge host, owner/operator and Alaskan native Justin Johns doing what he does best in the Alaskan bush.

Fishing Bear Lodge host, owner/operator and Alaskan native Justin Johns doing what he does best in the Alaskan bush.