About Joey

Angling Record


2016 Ranked 11th overall in Bassmaster Southern Opens

2014-17 Co-host of Sweetwater Fishing TV: www.sweetwaterfishingtv.com

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

Fishing Sponsors

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

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

Washington State Bass Federation


Favorite Angler

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

Personal Stats

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 240

Birthday: April 15, 1991

Boat & Motor

Nitro Z-20, Mercury 250 Pro XS

Trolling Motor

Motorguide Digital Tour Edition

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 dog Henry.

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! Alabama Crimson Tide…Roll Tide Roll!

Heroes – My dad Joel 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

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