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Pipkens Makes “Weekend Cut” at Palatka

Pipkens Makes “Weekend Cut” at Palatka

The first Elite Series event got off to a rough start with days 1 and 2 getting postponed due to high winds and a small craft advisory. This left the anglers to fish full field on Saturday and Sunday and top 20 would fish on Monday. Although bummed that they didn’t start on time, Pipkens had a positive attitude. “I made my first weekend cut!” he said jokingly, since everyone would be fishing the weekend versus top 40 on day 3 and top 12 on day 4. On his off days, Pipkens spent time with family and fishing on a nearby lake that was not connected to tournament waters.

February 18, 2020 | By More
Pipkens Kicks Off 2020: Eastern Open at Lake Toho

Pipkens Kicks Off 2020: Eastern Open at Lake Toho

Let the fishing begin! Off season came and went, and the 2020 fishing season is already upon us. For some, it won’t start until the beginning of February, but the Bassmaster Opens had its first tournament mid January (15th to 17th) in which Pipkens is competing. This tournament, a part of the Eastern Opens series, took place at the Kissimmee Chain, specifically Lake Toho, in Florida. Pipkens is competing in all four of the Bassmaster Eastern Opens this year, as well as the Bassmaster Elite Series which begins at the beginning of February back in Florida.

January 31, 2020 | By More
Pipkens Fishes Hartwell Despite Broken Collar Bone

Pipkens Fishes Hartwell Despite Broken Collar Bone

It’s crazy how life can change within a split second. For example, going to play a hockey game like you always have and coming out of it with a broken collar bone…

Unfortunately, this scenario met Chad Pipkens on the morning of March 3rd on the hockeyrink as he braced his fall with his left arm. He has played hockey his entire life and fallen 100’s of times, but never ended up with a situation like this. After an emergency room visit and appointment with the orthopedic surgeon, Pipkens was scheduled to receive a plate and 7 screws to reset his collar bone on March 6th. Of course his first question to the surgeon was how soon could he fish…

April 10, 2019 | By More
2019 Bassmaster Elite Series Stop #1

2019 Bassmaster Elite Series Stop #1

Fishing season 2019 has arrived! The Elite’s kicked off their season on the St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida February 7-10. Little did they know, near record weights would be caught at this season opener, with the biggest tournament bag weighing a 4 day total of 98 lbs.14 oz.– just short of one hundred pounds of bass!  Rick Clunn won the event back to back from the last time the Elite’s were at St. Johns in 2016.

February 13, 2019 | By More
Pipkens Supports High School & College Bass Tournament

Pipkens Supports High School & College Bass Tournament

For the third year in a row, Chad Pipkens attended a one day bass fishing tournament for college and high school anglers. The event is put on by a fellow professional angler, Brandon Card, who also fishing on the Bassmaster Elite Series, and it is sponsored by Suzuki Motors.

December 3, 2018 | By More
Pipkens Fights ‘Til The End

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.

October 29, 2018 | By More
FlowRite Fall Fishing Tips

FlowRite Fall Fishing Tips

Check out this video featuring FlowRite Controls with Chad Pipkens providing fishing tips for the fall weather.

October 10, 2018 | By More
AOY, Second Chances, and Fishing Tours

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.

September 28, 2018 | By More
Waddington’s “Lucky Cookies” Bring Pipkens a Lucky Bass VIDEO

Waddington’s “Lucky Cookies” Bring Pipkens a Lucky Bass VIDEO

The elites took their final regular season stop to the lovely town of Waddington, New York. Where exactly is Waddington you might ask? This quaint little town is on the border of Canada in upstate New York, sharing the St. Lawrence River as its dividing line.

August 27, 2018 | By More
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.

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