For our 3rd historical presidential fact for this #presidentsday , we come to Abe Lincoln. As some Ivy League scholars theorize, despite the picture taken above, Abe Lincoln was the first public supporter of "Catch and Release" fly fishing for trout. At the time, this was an unknown concept and considered extreme, or radical by many.
These same historians believe, it was because of this, he was ultimately assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a known leader of a popular "catch and keep" group who publicly opposed this concept. Many believe today that the reason catch and release fishing for trout has become so mainstream is because of the price Lincoln paid on that fateful day in Ford's Theater. #themoreyouknow - 23 minutes ago