In His own words:
I am a power fishing guy. I am from the Delta; so, I like punchin’ and froggin’; but I can do it all. I have three kids and a family, so I never thought I could do this without moving back East, but now because of APEX I am. You’re never too young. You just have to work hard, and you can get where you want to go.
APEX Tour qualification, 13.3 on a jig and a 12.2 on a frog for California Delta personal bests. APEX Top Ten Finish at Lake Mohave.
Behind the angler:
Growing up in his grandparents’ bait shop gave Joey his introduction into bait fishing. A neighbor helped evolve that into lure fishing for bass. At 16-years-old, he was given his first 12-foot boat and that allowed him to go fishing every day after school. After getting married, his father-in-law sparked his tournament interest. Currently, he fishes team events with partner Nick Cloutier.
In the boat:
Jigs and frogs are some of Joey’s go-to’s. He throws the Pro-Z frog and Cloutier Custom Baits jigs. Powell rods with Daiwa and Lews reels fill his compartments.