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
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