Eric Labaupa
Angler Management

by Eric Labaupa
eric@filipinojournal.com

Getting Ready for the Season

Getting Ready for the Season

Eric Labaupa

The countdown is on for all of us anxious anglers in the Southern Manitoba region. The 2015/16 season opener, which is traditionally the second Saturday in May, lands on the 9th this year. In

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Angler Young Angler (AYA) Ice Fishing Derby

Angler Young Angler (AYA) Ice Fishing Derby

Eric Labaupa

The annual AYA derby took place on Saturday, March 14 near Chalet Beach Road on Lake Winnipeg. Well over 1000 anglers competed for the top prize of a Lund boat, motor, and trailer valued

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Ice Fishing adventures in Ontario

Ice Fishing adventures in Ontario

Eric Labaupa

The Kenora region of Northwest Ontario is a very popular place to visit in the summertime. Many Manitobans make the two hour drive east to enjoy the clear water beaches, scenic campgrounds, and fantastic

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Kids Fishing For A Cure

Kids Fishing For A Cure

Eric Labaupa

Over 700 anglers attended the Kids Fishing For A Cure ice fishing derby on December 28, 2014. A little over $22,000 was raised for this fantastic organization. They do invaluable work supporting families who

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Ice Fishing Anyone?

Ice Fishing Anyone?

Eric Labaupa

It’s that time of year again. By now most people have accepted the fact that winter is here although many Manitobans will continue to question their sanity for living here in the first place.

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Bait and Depth Are Key When Targeting Greenbacks

Bait and Depth Are Key When Targeting Greenbacks

Eric Labaupa

Anglers chasing walleyes during the fall greenback run have been having tremendous success over the last few weeks. After the strong current and high water on the Red River eventually leveled off, it was

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October is greenback walleye primetime

October is greenback walleye primetime

Eric Labaupa

The fall season marks the time when local anglers flock to the banks and boat launches of the Red River at Selkirk and the Winnipeg River at Pine Falls. While fishing can be outstanding

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Pinoy pride at the region’s biggest tournaments

Pinoy pride at the region’s biggest tournaments

Eric Labaupa

This is my second season of competing in major fishing tournaments. Events in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario vary in size and level of competition from one day casual derbies to smaller ‘club’ or town

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Ang galing! Angling Wall of Fame

Ang galing! Angling Wall of Fame

Eric Labaupa

The smiles on everyone’s faces say it all. The rush of adrenalin that an angler feels after getting a bite, doing battle, and then successfully landing a fish is undeniably addicting. The thrill and

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