About Joey

Angling Record


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


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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