About The Lodge at 58* North
Frigate Adventure Travel, LLC dba The Lodge at 58* North is a fishing guide operation that was founded in 2009 and offers trips in both Alaska and Oregon. The Lodge at 58* North is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team, Justin and Kate Crump. Together, Justin and Kate have over 30 years of guiding fishing experience. Justin has worked in Bristol Bay for nearly 20 years and has a deep knowledge of destination fisheries throughout the world. Kate is an ambitious fly-fishing guide with over 15 years of experience and is well respected within the fly-fishing industry. The two provide guided fishing trips in Alaska and Oregon, as the seasons complement each other. They offer all-inclusive accommodations specializing in small group sizes allowing flexibility so guests enjoy lifetime experiences. In Alaska, Justin and Kate purchased their first custom built jet boat in 2016 and grew their business even more in 2017 with the purchase of two additional power boats and two inflatable rafts. They also added to their staff which allowed them to open a remote out-camp on the Nushagak River. Justin and Kate are passionate about their work and love giving their guests memories that keep them coming back year after year.
AGC Services Provided
In 2021, McKinley Alaska Growth Capital provided an SBA loan to Frigate Adventure Travel for the purchase of an existing lodge as well as provide funds for improvements and working capital so they could open and begin operating the newly renovated and re branded The Lodge at 58* North.
“While we felt our business plan was strong, purchasing and building in remote Alaska is of concern to conventional loan officers. Thanks to the vision of MAGC and their ability to see beyond the scope of what is “normal”, we were able to secure the funding to make our dreams come true and provide an even better experience for our guests in Alaska. Our loan officer walked us through the entire process with great communication and experience so we felt important and understood.”
-Kate Crump – Owner/The Lodge at 58* North