Host, Don Meissner, fishes for Salmon in Dexter, NY with retired Army Chaplin, Keith Kilgore. After retiring from the Army, Keith pursued higher education and became a Social Worker at Carthage Area Hospital. Don and Keith also visit the Fishing for Freedom Bass Tournament and talk to veterans about what fishing means to them and how it can bring the military and civilian communities closer together.
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 soldiers 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.