World Class Fishing has brought so many people to Gunisao Lake but our family’s devotion to service is what brings people back. When Dr. Jim Budd bought the fishing lodge, he quickly made it into a family affair. Doc, his brother Don, his son Brendon and eventually Brendon’s wife Lisa, ran the fishing camp for many years. Now Dusty, Doc’s youngest son, and his wife Jennie, own and manage the Lodge and all its day to day operations.
Dusty and Jennie have been managing the lodge for the past 18 years. They have brought with them 5 star service and they focus on providing everyone with an “all you have to do is go fishing” attitude, because everything else will be taken care of for you. Dusty and Jennie are proud to raise their 2 children in an atmosphere they truly love. Jackson, their 11 year old son, and Dakota, their 8 year old daughter can be seen playing and helping around camp.
You can view/download our commemorative 30th Anniversary photo collage here.
Dusty grew up at the Lodge. He found himself helping, fishing and playing at the Lodge during his youth. While in college, he spent his summers on Gunisao Lake as a guide. After he graduated, Dusty began to manage the Lodge and all the aspects of its operations including booking guests, marketing, attending sport shows, serving drinks at the bar, greeting you as you arrive in camp and helping to make your trip to Gunisao Lake a memorable one.
Jennie started her journey at Budd’s by working as a server and housekeeper. She used to attend sport shows with Dusty and could be found just about anywhere around the Lodge working alongside the staff. These days she now helps with the training of the kitchen and housekeeping staff and helps out when she can. She loves getting out on the Lake and has her hands full watching her 2 little Buddkins.
Special thanks to our 2019 Guides:
Nathan Tymchuk, Avery Muswagon, Langford York, Ross Apetagon, Jesse Lammers, Darryl Moritz, George Evans, Erwin Bailey, Ryan Johnson, Lars Ronning, Mike Stewart, Tyler Ducharme, Justin Stapon, Carl York, and Craig Stapon.
Ron is returning for his second season as our Chef at Gunisao. In the off season he lives in Winnipeg, and is part owner and cook for R &R Food Services.
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