Chad Pipkens boats a Pickwick Lake bass during the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament.

Pipkens Pickwick Lake Recap

Sometimes you hit the nail right on the head your first day of practice and other times you get behind! With catching one bass the first day of practice, and seeing too much of the lake, I was behind!

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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.

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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.