The Faces Of Budd's Gunisao Lake Lodge

Budd’s Gunisao Lake Lodge celebrates its’ 37th season in 2024


Budd's Gunisao Lake Lodge - 37 Years - 1987-2024

World Class Fishing has brought so many people to Budd’s Gunisao Lake Lodge over the years and our ongoing devotion to service for our guests is what brings people back year after year. Dusty and Jennie Budd own and manage the Lodge and all of its’ day to day operations. Together they have been managing the Lodge since 2002 and have been the owners since 2013. They strive to provide 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 two children in an atmosphere they truly love. Jackson, their 16 year old son, and Dakota, their 13 year old daughter can be seen helping around camp when they aren’t busy with school or soccer training back in Michigan.


You can view/download our commemorative 30th Anniversary photo collage here.

General Manager / Owner

Dusty Budd

Dusty was 11 years old when his dad and uncle bought the Lodge in 1987. He grew up spending his summers around camp helping, fishing, and playing when he wasn’t busy with baseball. While in college, he spent his summers on Gunisao Lake as a guide. In 2002 Dusty became the face and voice of the business when he began to manage the Lodge and all the aspects of its’ operations; including booking guests, marketing, attending sport shows, serving drinks at the bar, and greeting guests as they arrived in camp. Years later in 2013 he transitioned into ownership of the Lodge and continues to devote himself into making each guest's time at Budd’s Gunisao Lake Lodge an exceptional experience.

Dusty Budd Large Walleye caught at Budd's Gunisao Lake Lodge

Hospitality Manager / Owner

32 inch Walleye Budd's Gunisao Lake Lodge World's Best Trophy Walleye and Northern Pike Fishing, Manitoba, Canada

Jennie Budd

Jennie started her journey at Budd’s in 2002 by working as a server and housekeeper. She has helped with many aspects of the Lodge over the years including attending sport shows with Dusty, managing the serving and housekeeping staff, running the store, creating merchandise, and helping with everyday operations. These days she can be found just about anywhere around the Lodge grounds working alongside the staff and fine tuning the camp experience during the spring and late summer. The remainder of her summer is spent in Michigan with their kids, Jackson and Dakota, wrapping up the school year, being a busy soccer mom, and helping with offsite Lodge operations.

Pro Staff Guides

Many of our guides have fished Gunisao Lake for over 20 years. 

Special thanks to our 2024 Guides:

Moe Danis-Fischer, Carl Lanciaux, Langford York, Darryl Moritz, Melvin Bailey, Scott Dixon, Craig Stapon, Jesse Lammers, Mike Stewart, Darcy Tkach, Ryan Johnson, Kevin Stumborg, Nate Tymchuk (not pictured), Mike Blackmore (not pictured), Rick Bateman (not pictured), George Evans (not pictured), Dawson Miller (not pictured), and Cam Dubell (not pictured).

Budd's Gunisao Lake Lodge 2024 Pro Staff Guides