About Us: Alaska fishing guides turned lodge owners
We started The Lodge at 58* North with the understanding that fishing is about more than just catching. Our full-service lodge on the Naknek River in beautiful Bristol Bay, Alaska will be your base for extraordinary hospitality, world-class fishing, and fulfilling experiences.
Each of us began guiding in Bristol Bay in 2008. It was an immediate love story that we invite you to be part of. When you visit The Lodge at 58* North, we’ll take you by land, sea, and air to fish waist-deep in waters rich with salmon, Arctic char and trophy rainbow trout. And you’ll do it all under the watchful eyes of The Midnight Sun among the brown bears, moose, bald eagles, foxes and many other animals that call this region home.
Whether it’s an afternoon spent watching bears at nearby Katmai National Park & Preserve, a lazy morning with a delicious homemade breakfast or an action-packed day flying around The Bay, we’ll pull out all the stops to make sure you have an experience unlike anything else. We want you to leave with a bounty of fish, a deep appreciation of the breathtaking landscape and a fond connection to our community here in Bristol Bay.
There is magic in this land. Come up and see it!
Kate and Justin Crump, founders of The Lodge at 58* North
Kate Crump serves on the board of Pacific Rivers, serves as an ambassador for Wild Salmon Center, and is a member of the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection, promoting and protecting healthy watersheds. Her writing has been featured in the Fly Fish Journal, Trout Magazine, Patagonia Fly Fishing catalog, and the Salmon Steelhead Journal. Kate is a brand ambassador for Patagonia, YETI, Loop Tackle, Rising Tools, Fishpond, Costa Sunglasses and Sawyer Oars.
Justin Crump spent his early years working in the commercial fishing industry in Bristol Bay, Alaska. This took him to some of the wildest places in southwestern Alaska and inspired future endeavors exploring remote locations. He helped produce several fly fishing DVDs, short films and the early stages of the Fly Fishing Film
This husband and wife team are expert level Alaska fishing guides, and together they are compassionate and giving employers who are both entirely dedicated to their mission of serving guests to the highest capacity.