My Profile 

Angling Record:

2016 Ranked 11th overall in Bassmaster Southern Opens

2014-17 Co-host of Sweetwater Fishing TV: 

18th place Bassmaster Southern Open #1

 4th place Sylacauga Marine Big Bucks Buddy - Logan Martin Lake

 40th place Alabama Bass Trail #1

2012 - 2013 (needs to be updated)

2011 Ranked 19th in the Professional Anglers Association - Best finish 13th place Neely Henry

2011 Bassmaster Central Opens Pro - Best finish 5th place Central Open #2 - Arkansas River

2010 Washington State Federation Nation Champion - 5th overall in the tournament

2010 9th place Central Open #1 2010 - Lake Amistad, Del Rio, Texas

Junior Bassmaster World Champ 2005

Junior Bassmaster World Champ 2008

2008 Jr. Bassmaster Western Divisional Champ

5-Time Washington State Jr. Champion

5-Time Jr. World Champ Competitor BASS and FLW

2nd and 3rd Adults Washington State Jamboree - 175 + anglers

2nd and 7th Overall Inland Empire Bass Club


Other Fishing Accomplishments:

First legal musky at age 6 (in my pajamas) - Little Spider Lake, Hayward, WI

First lunker bass at age 8 - Liberty Lake - off our family dock - 6 1/2 pounder

Junior Male Athlete of the Year 2009 Top 10 nominee Inland Northwest Sports Writers -  (the first angler to be nominated)

Junior Bassmaster Member of the Year 2009 for charitable work

Boat and Motor:

Nitro Z-20, Mercury 250 Pro XS 

Trolling Motor:

Motorguide Digital Tour Edition



Pair of Lowrance HDS12s 

Fishing Sponsors:

Z-Man, YETI Coolers, Lowrance, Motor Guide, Vicious - line, Gamakatsu, Quantum Reels, TFO and Edge Rods, Bass Pro Shops, Nitro Boats, Mercury Marine, HUK, Power-Pole, 6th Sense, Buff, Waypoint TV, Freedom Tackle, Sylacauga Marine, Alabama Trolling Motors. 


Non-Fishing Sponsors:

Zipline Interactive, Peanut Patch Green Boiled Peanuts


Charity Work:

Rypien Foundation:  Providing Hope for Local Families Battling Childhood Cancer

Raised over $14,000 and counting and fishing with and for the Wounded Warriors Project 


Inland Empire Bass Club - Spokane, WA


BASS Federation Nation of Washington

Professional Anglers Association

Washington State Bass Federation


Favorite Angler:

Kevin VanDam - He is a fishing machine and a great person.


Favorite Bodies of Water:

Logan Martin Lake - Cropwell Alabama - The home of the Coosa River Spots!

Pend Oreille River - Lots of 5 pound largies

Lake Amistad - Lots of water and hard fighting crazy big fish


Favorite Fishing Technique:

Whatever they are eating - but I really like to throw a crankbait


Other Fishing:

Musky fishing in Hayward area lakes of Northwestern Wisconsin without a doubt

More about me:

Music - I like it all!

Favorite Book - the Bible

Food - I like it all!

Movie - Across the Universe

TV - Any fishing show any kind of fish

Video Games - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and the new Madden Football

When I'm not fishing - I spend time with my wife Jessica, my boys Zeke and Eli my family and my dogs Henry and Bella.

Family - Wife - Jessica; Two sons, Zeke and Eli

Marital Status - Married to a great Alabama girl!

Pets - Junk yard dogs - Henry and Bella

Charity - Rypien Foundation - Providing Hope for Local Families Battling Childhood Cancer and Wounded Warriors project; Rick Hughes Evangelistic Ministries

Sports Teams - Green Bay Packers - four-time Superbowl Champs!!!! Yeah!

Heroes - My dad and my Grandpa Howard Ball - they persevere

Personal Motto - (three actually!)

     1. Perseverance (That might be the name of my next boat)

     2. Go for it all - you only get one chance at life

     3. Faith alone in Christ alone.

Favorite Bible Verse - Romans 5: 3-5


Personal Stats:

Height:  6'2"

Weight: 240

Birthday:  April 15, 1991

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