Pipkens’ tips for tactical tubing

For a young guy, Chad Pipkens has great respect for the old ways, especially when it comes to tubes. Kind of a throwback deal that has yielded much of its popularity to drop shots and maybe even the Ned rig, tubing still merits consideration.

“It’s kind of an art that’s been left behind, but it’s a good small profile that represents crawfish, sunfish, perch and other forage,” the Michigan pro said. “And don’t think this is just for smallmouth; you can catch some good largemouth on this bait too.”

We recently quizzed Pipkens on his tube tactics. Here’s what he shared.