Our numbers tell the real story about our prolonged success, and proven results. Not only do we catch some of the biggest walleye each year, we catch a lot of them - for 17 years in a row, Budd’s has more than doubled the amount of Trophy Walleyes compared to every other lake in Manitoba. Manitoba is home to the oldest Master Angler program in North America, 50 years and going strong. The program considers a 28 inch (or larger) walleye a Manitoba Master Angler.
An astounding 70% of our 2017 guests caught a Master Angler. Take a look at last season's numbers and you'll see that Budd's Gunisao Lake Lodge continues to live up to the reputation of The World's Best Trophy Walleye Fishing!
The Released badge is presented to anglers who catch and release their first trophy fish of qualifying size, in any one of the 30 eligible species.
Awarded only once, the Bronze badge is presented to anglers who catch their first trophy fish of qualifying size, in any one of the 30 eligible species.
This badge honours the skill and scope it takes to catch one qualifying fish from five different species. The combination you choose to become an "Expert" is up to you. At Budd’s you can achieve this by catching a Master Angler walleye, northern pike, sucker, whitefish, yellow perch, burbot, lake trout or tullibee.
Catch five qualifying fish of any one species to receive their award. Many of our guest qualify for their specialist Walleye badge in just one trip.