Joe LaBarbera


FISHING TECHNIQUE: Freshwater Fishing, Soft Plastics, Hardbaits

Joe LaBarbera with two Smallmouth Bass fishing with BKK
  • Part-Time Competitive Angler (Bassmaster Opens)
  • Full-Time Social Media extraordinaire for several of his sponsors and competitive anglers
  • Former Subway Sandwich Artist
  • Present tackle junkie and hoarder
Joe LaBarbera was born and raised in rural northeast PA near the banks of the Susquehanna River. It was there that sparked Joe’s love for smallmouth bass fishing. After many years of competing nationally in high school and college as a pole vaulter, Joe transitioned his love for competition and his drive to be successful to a new focus, competitive angling.
In 2017, Joe traded up and hopped behind the wheel of a 250hp driven fiberglass rocket and started fishing regional tournaments. Joe placed in the top 20 in his first three events that year and hasn’t looked back. In 2019, Joe designed his first rod for Alpha Angler Rods and continues his efforts with them to this day. In 2023, at the age of 37, Joe is fishing all nine Bassmaster Open Elite Qualifying events nationwide and will continue adding high level production content to his Youtube channel The Outer Realm with Joe LaBarbera.