GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) – If Cayce Seal were here, he’d likely be fishing on a day like this.
“I couldn’t think of any other way to honor his memory and support his family than to do something like this that he loved to do, and that’s fishing,” said Jesse Williams.
So, Williams organized the Cayce Seal Memorial Bass Tournament to do just that.
About 60 people signed up for the second annual event at Captain Al’s Steak & Seafood in Gulfport.
“We don’t want this to be a money tournament,” Williams said. “We want this to be a ‘memory of Cayce’ tournament. We want Cayce’s children, who were very young when he passed, to see the impact that he had on the Coast community and the fishermen’s lives.”
Seal was an electric utility lineman who lost his life in June 2021.
Williams was a close friend.
“Cayce was a person, when you met him, you learned to love him,” he said. “I mean, if you didn’t like Cayce, you are the problem, is the way I look at it.”