Fishing Behind the Lines

Mike Rist – Retired Army

Host, Don Meissner fishes the St. Lawrence River for small and large mouth bass with guest Mike Rist, and Captain, Will Clute. Mike shares how he transitioned from being active military to the head of Healing Waters, a fly-fishing support group for returning soldiers.

Wednesday, February 13 at 9:30 am on 12.2

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  • Thursday, February 14 at 4:00 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.