Joseph Casey gets into fishing in honor of brother who died in accident in 2014
September 10, 2071
Dayton, TN –– Co-Angler Joseph Casey, from Trenton Georgia won the co-angler division of the American Bass Association Tournament held in Dayton on Lake Chickamauga this past Saturday and Sunday. Joseph weighed in with 16.15 pounds to win the two day event. Herbert Hall from Harrison Tennessee finished second with 12.03 pounds and also took home big fish prize with a bass weighing in at 6.96 pounds.
Joseph has been fishing tournaments for about a year and previously his highest finish was a 10th in his very first tournament. During his interview Joseph shared a very sad but very inspirational perspective on why he became involved in tournament fishing.
Joseph said, “I had a younger brother and the whole family fished and hunted. We lived in the country. He was quite a bit younger than me. I taught him how to fish. He was probably the most talented angler I probably ever saw. We live on a farm, out in the country. He was a real good fisherman. He always fished but never fished tournaments. He just fished for the fun of it.”
“In 2014 he got killed in an accident. I was sitting around thinking, if I had one more day what would you do and, it would be to go fishing. I got to thinking about it, and I didn’t have a fishing pole at the time. I went out and I bought me a fishing pole, and on his birthday, I went fishing and I caught a fish. And the next day, I went back and caught some more fish. Well, here I am today. So I just got into fishing and got into tournaments as a co-angler angler. My brother’s name was Eric Casey. This one was for him.”