Fishing Behind the Lines

Ice Fishing

Host Don Meissner braves a winter storm to ice fish Oswego County, New York, on Lake Neatahwanta. Veterans Glen Van Hoesen and Justin Walts, as well as local fisherman Zach Stone, join Don on the ice. As they fish, Don takes a look back at some of the other winter fishing trips he’s taken with U.S veterans, and even looks further back to his days of hosting Rod & Reel Streamside.

Thursday, December 13 at 4:00 am on 12.2

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  • Wednesday, December 12 at 9:30 am on 12.2

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series description

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.