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Fishing Behind The Lines

Posted by admin on October 23, 2013



FISHING BEHIND THE LINES was a production the local well known TV angling host Don Meissner came up with in order to share his passion for fishing and giving back to the men and women in the military who sacrifice so much for all of us. I was fortunate enough to be part of that program and filming in the spring of 2012. I met Army Ranger SSG Joey Hernandez and Don at the launch at Lake Bonaparte during the end of May to target Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike. Lake Bonaparte is one of the few lakes in our area which allows catch and release bass fishing when the season is not open. 

 I had a lot of fun on the show hearing about Joey’s life story and how the military had shaped him to what he has become today. I was recently informed that this show will be airing nationally for viewers across the United States to enjoy. 

Here is more informaiton about the series which was written by the producers of FISHING BEHIND THE LINES:

From the producers of Bill Saiff’s Rod & Reel, Streamside with Don Meissner and Cabin Country comes Fishing Behind the Lines with Don Meissner, a new series with the premise to “take a Soldier fishing” and in the process, learn about life in the military.

Soldier’s share their experiences in the Army while fishing is introduced as a natural way to relieve stress and give a glimpse into 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 show Hosted by Don Meissner with active duty or retired Soldiers as special guests. This program will do much to link the military and civilian communities and foster national pride.

Fishing Behind the Lines with Don Meissner is sponsored by American Military University, Oswego County, New York and the St. Lawrence North Country Foundation.

To Veiw the Current edition I filmed with Don and Joey click on the link below:

FISHING BEHIND THE LINES-with Don Meissner, Chris Flint and Joey Hernandez

Congratulations to Don, his staff and everyone that supported the filming of the show and supporting our military!