With 20 minutes to go on day 1 of the St. Johns River Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, in a heavy rainfall, Chad Pipkens puts a giant 7 pound 11 ounce Florida largemouth bass into the livewell in this exciting video!

His 18-4 first day weight helps Pip make the first top 50 finish of his 2016 Elite Series season in the 1st event of the season in Florida on the challenging St. Johns River! Check out the video – now that’s what I’m talking about!

Pipkens finished in 48th place with a 3-day total catch of 40-4 good for a $10,000 payday and some great points towards the 2017 Bassmaster Classic and Angler of the Year standings!