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Pipkens Stumbles at Last Elite Event

Pipkens Stumbles at Last Elite Event

One of the greatest small mouth fisheries on the schedule for 2018 is Waddington, New York on the St. Lawrence River. In July 2017, the winning weight over the four day tournament exceeded 90 pounds, which showed just how spectacular this upstate New York body of water can be; however a month and a year later the fishery continued to prove itself with Josh Bertrand’s winning four day total of a whopping 95 pounds 3 ounces.

With all of that being said, the St. Lawrence event turned out to be the worst event of the season for Pipkens. Having a strong, successful history in the north and a preference for fishing small mouth, this was a tough one for Pipkens — and the fish — to swallow. The past three times the Bassmaster Elite Series has stopped at the St. Lawrence River, Pipkens has made the top 50 cut, placing 10th, 32nd, and 48th (2013, 2015, 2017, respectively). Unfortunately, this was not the case in 2018.

August 25, 2018 | By More
Seven Stripes Podcast by Chad Pipkens

Seven Stripes Podcast by Chad Pipkens

Chad talks with Seven Stripes Fishing about his experiences as a Bassmaster Elite Series angler and the road it took to get there. Dedication, hard work, and a couple of extra-curricular activities, like refereeing hockey and residential painting along the way, lead him to his professional fishing career.

August 16, 2018 | By More
Pipkens Leads Wisconsin Day 1

Pipkens Leads Wisconsin Day 1

When it rains, it pours… bass!! Although there were wet and rainy conditions at the Bassmaster Elite Event in La Crosse, Wisconsin, it didn’t stop Chad Pipkens from catching them. Check out the full article here.

June 22, 2018 | By More
Chad Pipkens @ Kentucky Lake 2018 VIDEO

Chad Pipkens @ Kentucky Lake 2018 VIDEO

Chad Pipkens lands a giant bass that helps him earn 27th place at the Bassmaster Elite Series Event in Kentucky Lake, Tennessee. He catches a three day total of 47 pounds 3 ounces.

May 7, 2018 | By More
First Stop Bassmaster Elite Series Lake Martin VIDEO

First Stop Bassmaster Elite Series Lake Martin VIDEO

First stop of nine for the Bassmaster Elite Series at Lake Martin, Alabama. Chad Pipkens starts the season off right by making the top 50 cut and, unlike most people, is happy to “work on Saturday.” 

With a final weight of 32lbs. 3oz. Chad earns himself 41st place and a good start to the 2018 fishing season.

February 8, 2018 | By More
Pipkens Top Ten at Oneida Lake

Pipkens Top Ten at Oneida Lake

Chad Pipkens gets his first Top Ten of the 2017 Bassmaster season during stop #1 of both the Northern Opens and the Northern swing of the tournament season!

July 2, 2017 | By More
Bedgear New Chad Pipkens Sponsor

Bedgear New Chad Pipkens Sponsor

bedgear Performance has partnered with Elite Angler Chad Pipkens as a new sponsor for 2017. Shop bedgear Performance!

June 27, 2017 | By More
Bassmaster says Pipkens was the best pick

Bassmaster says Pipkens was the best pick

Played by thousands each tournament, Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing is fun and social media editor Tyler Wade reported Chad Pipkens was the best overall fantasy fishing pick for the final Bassmaster Elite Series event of 2015

September 21, 2015 | By More
Pipkens punches 2nd consecutive Classic spot

Pipkens punches 2nd consecutive Classic spot

Chad Pipkens caps a smoking hot run to end the 2015 Elite Series season with his 2nd consecutive Bassmaster Classic berth! Three top fives in a row, and four top tens vaulted Pipkens into 27th place in Bassmaster Angler of the Year points!

September 21, 2015 | By More
Pipkens riding high at Sturgeon Bay

Pipkens riding high at Sturgeon Bay

Probably punching his 2nd consecutive Bassmaster Classic invitation, Elite Angler Chad Pipkens moved up to 28th place in Toyota Bassmaster AOY points with 5 Sturgeon Bay bass weighing 16-3!

September 18, 2015 | By More
Pipkens starts Sturgeon Bay with 18

Pipkens starts Sturgeon Bay with 18

Chad Pipkens has already finished in the money in his last 5 Elite Series events with a 4th and a 3rd at Chesapeake Bay and Lake St. Clair. Pip is still on fire bringing in 18-1 on day 1 on Sturgeon Bay!

September 18, 2015 | By More
Palaniuk says Pipkens is on a Tear

Palaniuk says Pipkens is on a Tear

In fact, I may have missed it, but I don’t think anyone has written about Chad Pipkens’ late season surge.

September 18, 2015 | By More