Host Don Meissner joins his guests, brothers Mike and Dan McCarthy along with their father, and decorated Vietnam veteran, Joe McCarthy on Lake Ontario. The group launches from Henderson Harbor in search of lake trout. Mike, now in the Army Reserve, is a charter captain with Irish Rover Sport Fishing, and his brother Dan, retired National Guard, was awarded a Bronze Star.
Fishing Behind the Lines with Don Meissner is a 13-part series designed to be a fishing show concentrating on the perspective of a serviceman or woman. Each week will highlight a day of fishing with an active duty or retired soldier, focusing on rehabilitative recreation through fishing, and the soldier's experiences.