James Johnson

James Johnson Hatch Outdoors Pro Staff

Pro Staff

James Johnson


James Johnson grew up in a fly fishing guiding/outfitting family. He splits his time between chasing Michigan steelhead in the Spring and Fall and basing out of King Salmon, Alaska, for the summer, fishing the waters surrounding Bristol Bay. In the winter, James chases bonefish, permit and tarpon in Belize and helps promote his family’s lodges in Alaska and Belize at various sport shows around the country.

James started guiding in his mid-teens and although only in his mid 20’s, he has fly fishing experience most of us can only dream about. He spends around 300 days a year on the water somewhere- either guiding or fishing on his own. Freshwater or saltwater- single-hand or two-hander. Whatever the adventure, James is your man!