180 years ago — on February 29, 1836 — the legendary Dr. James Alexander Henshall was born. Yes, the “Father of Bass Fishing in America” was a leap year baby, born in fact, on Leap Day itself. Since his birthday came around only once every four years, we get to celebrate this day as his birthday.
Happy 45th Birthday, Dr. Henshall! And thank you for everything you did for the American angler.
-- Dr. Todd