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Fishing Bear Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

Fishing Bear Lodge sits at the mouth of the Peace River inside the beautiful Wood-TikChik Park. As the largest wilderness state park in America, the 1.6 million acres offer fishermen an opportunity to fish unspoiled waters.

The lodge is a series of rustic-modern double occupancy cabins equipped with two twin beds, a private bathroom with flush toilets. There is a communal bathing house with hot water showers. Meals are served buffet style in the common room of the main lodge.

Fishing with 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.

The fly-out fishing is also good. The key to fishing here is the guides who know the local waters well and understand perfectly how the fish run. They know where to take you so that you can target specific species of fish. The lodge has a variety of rods, but fishermen are encouraged to bring their favorite rod and reel. The lodge provides flies.

Targeting the Trophy Fish with Fishing Bear Lodge

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.

The Rainbow Trout run from July through October with July through August being the peak run. Rainbows average between 18-24 inches in length.

Arctic Char range in size from 16-26 inches in length. These off-cousins of the salmon are excellent fighters.

Arctic Grayling are amazingly beautiful fish with a sailfin with plenty of sport. These fish are best targeted with a light weight rod. The Fishing Bear Lodge recommends a 1-3 weight rod though a 4-6 weight rod works fine too.

Northern Pike needs a heavy rod 8-9 weight to start. These fish put the word sport into sports fishing. They can weigh in upwards of 40 pounds. They have large mouths full of teeth that make short work out of fishing line. If you target trophy Northern Pike, and you should, do so with a steel leader.


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