About Joey

Angling Record


Total Tournaments: 46

Classic Appearances: 1

Classic Wins: 0

Times in Money: 19

1st Place Finishes: 1

2nd Place Finishes: 1

3rd Place Finishes: 0

Top 10 Finishes: 8

Top 20 Finishes: 11

Top 30 Finishes: 16

Total Weight: 951lb – 9oz

Career Winnings: $141,439

2 Time Junior Bassmaster World Champion – 2005 and 2008

Western Division Federation Nation Champion – 2010


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, Motor Guide, Vicious – line, TFO, Bass Pro Shops, Nitro Boats, Mercury Marine, Lure Lock, Power-Pole, 6th Sense, Sylacauga Marine, Alabama Trolling Motors, Fish Monkey Gloves, Battle Born Batteries, Cabela’s

Non-Fishing Sponsors

Zipline B2B Marketing, Mountain Dew

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 Tour Pro

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!

TV – Any fishing show any kind of fish

When I’m not fishing – I spend time with my wife Jessica, my boys Zeke and Eli, and my family.

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

Marital Status – Married to a great Alabama girl!

Community Support – Seddon Baptist Church and Rich 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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