"80% Repeat Guests tells the real story!"

The best compliment we can receive is when a guest returns to Budd's, and 4 out of 5 our guests do. Here's a bit on why they continue to choose Budd's Gunisao Lake Lodge as their Trophy Walleye fishing destination, year after year.


“One of the most untouched & productive Walleye Fisheries I have ever seen. Gunisao is my favorite Walleye Destination”

— Babe Winkelman, “Good Fishing”

“My time at Budd’s Gunisao Lake Lodge was an experience I’ll never forget. The staff are friendly and helpful and the Walleye are abundant (and huge!). I’m still dreaming of their delicious Shore Lunches!”

— Mariko Izumi, “Hookin Up”


“Trip of a lifetime!!! The place to catch Trophy Walleyes. Caught 7 Trophies (28” to 32”). Our group got 16 Trophies (6 Guys).”

— John “Oz” Ostdiek

“Dusty and his staff make the Gunisao experience addictive. We origninally came for 4 days and now we come for a week. We caught 14 Trophy Walleyes in 7 days!”

— Glen & Karen Smith


“Budd’s Gunisao Lake Lodge is the best Walleye fishery in North America, I have been bringing groups of our best customers to Gunisao Lake for 21 years. Our group record is a 351⁄2 inch Walleye, and we totaled over 125 Trophy Walleyes for our 4 day stay. Why would you go anywhere else?”

– Joe Labernik, The Valspar Corporation

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