“It all started with a passion for the outdoors and a competitive drive. Professional bass fishing is a physical, mental, and emotional sport that requires preparation, dedication, and many hours spent on the water.” – Joey Cifuentes III

Joey Cifuentes is a professional bass fisherman from Clinton, Arkansas. With his signature cowboy hat in tow, Joey’s rapid rise as one of the hottest names in competitive bass fishing has been nothing short of sensational. From a hard-working and aspiring amateur angler to 2023 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Rookie of the Year, Joey’s humble approach combined with perseverance, passion, and a competitive edge has earned him the right to compete for bass fishing’s ultimate prize at the Bassmaster Classic.

Getting there wasn’t easy, and Joey will be the first to admit that he has stumbled and been brutally humbled along the way. Time spent on the road honing his craft meant time away from his family – his wife and two growing daughters. But it was his undying faith in the bigger plan along with the unwavering support of his family that kept him forging his path forward to achieve his ultimate goals.

Today, with two Bassmaster Elite Series tournament championships under his belt, Joey has his sights set on reaching the pinnacle of the bass fishing world as he prepares to compete in his first Bassmaster Classic in hopes of riding his boat off into the proverbial sunset.

This is the story of Joey Cifuentes – professional angler, family man, and bass fishing’s beloved cowboy.