2018 Ranked 20th Overall in Bassmaster Central Opens
* 10th Place Central Bassmaster Open Logan Martin
2018 5th Place Season Sylacauga Big Bucks Bass Trail
2017 Ranked 68th Overall in Bassmaster Soutern Opens
2016 Ranked 11th overall in Bassmaster Southern Opens
2014-19 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 + angler
MORE ABOUT JOEY
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
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.
Zipline Interactive, Peanut Patch Green Boiled Peanuts
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
Kevin VanDam – He is a fishing machine and a great person.
Birthday: April 15, 1991
Boat & Motor
Nitro Z-20, Mercury 250 Pro XS
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.
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