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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 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