Good choice on how to see Alaska.
Cordova Ak which must be accessed via Hydrofoil ferry ( Fast) or Airplane is easily one if not the best black bear hunting in the State without a guide.
Eyak River Hideaway
I have been up and down the Eyak river a hundred times and the bear population is excellant on the nearby mountain. Powerline road which runs past lake Eyak has a trail at its end. Brown and black bear abound. The Char will be in powerline creek as well I believe.
There is one road which runs fifty miles out of Cordova and stops do to the 64 earthquake One can camp near the million dollar bridge and watch the glacier calve into the copper river. There are bear all over this area on both sides of the river.