Host, Don Meissner, teams up with his old friend and Vietnam veteran, Wild Bill Locie, to fish for salmon. The two spend the day on Lake Ontario near downtown Oswego, New York, with Captain Ed Monette of Cannonball Charters and First Mate, Hunter Wosjlaw. Then Bill, who once was a chef, cooks up a special treat for Don and some other familiar faces.
Soldiers share their experiences in the Army while fishing is introduced as a natural way to relieve stress and features one of the most popular outdoor activities. Fishing Behind the Lines invokes the soldier's story, their lives serving in the United States Military and its effect on their families, and their overall life experiences. Each episode highlights a day of fishing in one of the great lakes, regional streams or rivers. The series, Hosted by Don Meissner, with active duty or retired Soldiers as special guests will do much to link the military and civilian communities and foster national pride.