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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
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
Chad Pipkens Sightfishing Day 2 St. Johns River VIDEO

Chad Pipkens Sightfishing Day 2 St. Johns River VIDEO

Chad Pipkens is sightfishing on day 2 of the Palatka, Florida Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on the St. Johns River, and gets excited to see the bass is hooked inside the mouth as required by Elite Series rules!

April 8, 2016 | By More
Giant Bass Give Pipkens a Top 50 Finish Video

Giant Bass Give Pipkens a Top 50 Finish Video

With 20 minutes to go on day 1 of the St. Johns River Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, in a heavy rainfall, Chad Pipkens puts a giant 7 pound 11 ounce Florida largemouth bass into the livewell!

March 23, 2016 | By More