Pipkens Fights ‘Til The End

As the 2018 fishing season came to a close, Chad Pipkens was hunting for his berth to the 2019 Bassmaster Classic, which will take place Knoxville, Tennessee. Although he was just outside the cut in the Elite Series AOY points, there were two more opportunities ahead to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic that Pipkens was searching for: a first place in the AOY Opens Championship and top three at the Bassmaster Classic Bracket.

Lake Chatuge

AOY, Second Chances, and Fishing Tours

Going into the AOY tournament, Chad Pipkens was in 39th place, which put him on the “bubble” in qualifying for the Bassmaster Classic in March 2019. Out of the AOY tournament this year, the top 36 anglers in the points go to the Bassmaster Classic.


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.

Seven Stripes

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.

Chad Pipkens leads day 1 at the 2018 La Crosse Bassmaster Elite Series tournament.

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.